Comparative

Gaelic Lesson 17 (Comparative and Shopping)

Duration: 30 mins

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This 17th lesson teaches the comparative form in Gaelic. In addition, I am including a vocabulary list about shopping and eating at a restaurant. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Gaelic Classes.

Comparative

This lesson includes not only the comparative form but the superlative and the diminutive forms as well. That way you make comparisons, but also you can say what is better and what is worse.

Below is a list of 20 comparative forms that you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, Gaelic, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Comparative Form in Gaelic

Comparative Gaelic
As... ascho … ri
Talleràirde
Shortergoiride
Youngeròige
Oldersine
As tall as cho àrd ri
Taller thannas àirde na
Shorter thannas goiride na
More beautifulnas bòidhiche
Less beautifulchan eil cho bòideach ri
Most beautifulas bòidhiche
Happytoilichte
Happiernas toilichte na
Happiestas toilichte
You are happyTha thu toilichte
You are as happy as MayaTha thu cho toilichte ri Maya
You are happier than MayaTha thu nas toilichte na Maya
You are the happiest'S e thusa as toilichte.
Goodmath
Betternas fheàrr
Bestas fheàrr
Baddona
Worsenas miosa
Worstas miosa

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Vocabulary List about Shopping

Below is a list of 18 words related to shopping such as in the supermarket. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to buy many food necessities from the supermarket or the shopping mall without a problem.

Shopping List in Gaelic

Shopping Gaelic
Can you take less?An gabh thu as lugha?
Do you accept credit cards?An gabh thu cairtean-chreidis?
How much is this?Dè cho prìseil a tha seo?
I'm just lookingChan eil mi ach a' coimhead.
Only cash please!Cha gabh ach airgead!
This is too expensiveTha seo glè dhaor.
Cafecafaidh
Cashairgead
Cheapsaor
Checkseac
Cinemataigh-dhealbh
Credit cardcairt-chreidis
Expensivedaor
Gas stationstèisean-peatrail
Museumtaigh-tasgaidh
Parkingpàirceadh
Pharmacybùth-cungaidhean
Supermarketoll-mhargaid

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Vocabulary List about Restaurants

Below is a list of 30 words related to eating at a restaurant. Obviously, they will come in handy if you invite someone out to dinner or order something off the menu without a problem.

Restaurant Terms in Gaelic

Restaurant Gaelic
I'm vegetarianTha mi nam ghlasraichear.
It is very delicious!Tha e glè bhlàsta!
May we have the check please!Am faod sinn an t-seac fhaighinn, mas e ur toil leibh?
The bill please!
Waiter / waitress!frithealaiche
What do you recommend? (to eat)Dè moileadh sibh? (ri ithe)
What's the name of this dish?Dè an t-ainm a tha air a' mhias seo?
Where is there a good restaurant?Càite a bheil taigh-bidh math?
A cup ofcupa
A glass ofglas
Black pepperpiobar dubh
Breadaran
Dessertmìlsean
Foodbiadh
Forkforca
Knifesgian
Menuclàr-bidhe
Napkinneapraig
Platetruinnsear
Saladsailead
Saltsalainn
Saltysaillte
Soupbrot
Spicyspìosrach
Spoonspàin
Sweetmilis
Tablebòrd
Tip (money for the waiter)
Waterbùrn

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Congratulations! You finished your 17th lesson in Gaelic about the comparative form, shopping and eating at a restaurant. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Gaelic Lesson 18. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Gaelic homepage.

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