This second lesson teaches many important aspect in Gaelic like adjectives, vocabulary list about food and finally common phrases about greeting. 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.
Knowing adjectives in Gaelic is a powerful skill. It can make it easy to have a conversation about different topics by simply knowing some key words such as "good", "bad", "right", "wrong" etc. Adjectives are words used to describe or modify another person or thing in the sentence for example: I am happy. Gaelic is easy.
Below is a list of 20 adjectives 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.
|Old (opposite of new)||aosta|
|Old (opposite of young)||seann|
Now we will try to implement some of the words above into full Gaelic sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.
|Am I right or wrong?||A bheil mi ceart no ceàrr?|
|Is he younger or older than you?||A bheil e nas òige no nas sine na thusa?|
|Is the test easy or difficult?||A bheil an deuchainn furasta no doirbh?|
|Is this book new or old?||An e leabhar ùr no aosta a th' ann an seo?|
|This is so expensive||Tha seo ro daor.|
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Below is a list of 50 words related to food such as fruits, vegetables and edible items. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to buy many food necessities from the supermarket or off the menu in a restaurant without a problem.
|Orange juice||sùgh orainds|
|Soda (like Coke)||sòda|
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Finally, a list of sentences using the vocabulary used in this lesson plus some bonus phrases. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Gaelic Phrases page. Enjoy!
|Are you thirsty?||A bheil pathadh ort?|
|I'm hungry||Tha an t-acras orm.|
|Do you have a bottle of water?||A bheil botail uisge agad?|
|Breakfast is ready||Tha bràcaist deiseil.|
|What kind of food do you like?||Dè seòrsa biadh as toil leat?|
|I like cheese||'S toil leam càise.|
|Bananas taste sweet||Tha bananaichean a' blasadh milis.|
|I don't like cucumber||Cha toil leam cularan.|
|I like bananas||'S toil leam bananaichean.|
|Lemons taste sour||Tha liomaidean a' blasadh searbh.|
|This fruit is delicious||Tha am meas blàsta.|
|Vegetables are healthy||Tha glasraichean fallain.|
|Good morning!||Madainn mhath!|
|Good afternoon!||Feasgar math!|
|Good evening!||Feasgar math!|
|How are you? (informal)||Ciamar a tha sibh?|
|How are you? (formal)||Ciamar a tha thu?|
|What's up? (colloquial)||Dè tha dol?|
|I'm fine, thank you!||Tha mi gu math, tapadh leat/leibh!|
|And you? (informal)||Agus sibh-fhèin?|
|And you? (formal)||Agus thusa?|
Language Quote that a palindrome is a word, phrase, number, or other sequence of characters which reads the same backward or forward. Allowances may be made for adjustments to capital letters, punctuation, and word dividers.
Congratulations! You finished your second lesson in Gaelic about adjectives, and food. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Gaelic Lesson 3. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Gaelic homepage.