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.
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.
|As... as||cho … ri|
|As tall as||cho àrd ri|
|Taller than||nas àirde na|
|Shorter than||nas goiride na|
|More beautiful||nas bòidhiche|
|Less beautiful||chan eil cho bòideach ri|
|Most beautiful||as bòidhiche|
|Happier||nas toilichte na|
|You are happy||Tha thu toilichte|
|You are as happy as Maya||Tha thu cho toilichte ri Maya|
|You are happier than Maya||Tha thu nas toilichte na Maya|
|You are the happiest||'S e thusa as toilichte.|
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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.
|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 looking||Chan eil mi ach a' coimhead.|
|Only cash please!||Cha gabh ach airgead!|
|This is too expensive||Tha seo glè dhaor.|
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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.
|I'm vegetarian||Tha 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 of||cupa|
|A glass of||glas|
|Black pepper||piobar dubh|
|Tip (money for the waiter)|
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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.