Adjectives

Gaelic Lesson 2 (Adjectives and Food)

Duration: 30 mins

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Linguistic Gaelic Vocabulary
Culture Gaelic Phrases
Structure Gaelic Grammar

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.

Adjectives

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.

Adjectives List in Gaelic

Adjectives Gaelic
Tallàrd
Shortgoirid
Bigmòr
Widereamhar
Longfada
Smallbeag
Thicktiugh
Thincaol
Newùr
Old (opposite of new)aosta
Cheapsaor
Expensivedaor
Youngòg
Old (opposite of young)seann
Wrongceàrr
Right (correct)ceart
Goodmath
Baddona
Difficultdoirbh
Easyfurasta

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.

Gaelic Adjectives in a Sentence

English Gaelic
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 expensiveTha seo ro daor.

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Vocabulary List about Food

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.

Food List in Gaelic

Food Gaelic
Breakfastbràcaist
Lunchlòn
Dinnerdìnnear
Mealbiadh
Applesubhal
Avocadosabhocado
Bananasbanana
Beanspònair
Breadaran
Butterìm
Carrots curran
Cheesecàise
Chickenceairc
Coffeecoffaidh
Cornarbhar
Cucumberscularan
Eggsùghan
Figsfìgis
Fishiasg
Food
FruitMeas
Garliccreamh
Grapesfìon-dhearc
Ice creamreòiteag
Lemonsliomaid
Lettuceleatas
Meatfeòil
Milkbàinne
Olivesdearc-ola
Onionsuinnean
Orange juicesùgh orainds
Orangesorainds
Peachespeitseag
Pearspeur
Pepperspiobar
Pineapplesanann
Pizzapizza
Potatoesbuntàta
Pumpkinpuimcean
Saladsailead
Saltsalann
Sandwichceapaire
Soda (like Coke)sòda
Strawberriessùbh-làir
Sugarsiùcar
Tea
Tomatoestomàto
VegetablesGlasraich
Waterbùrn
Watermelonmeal-bhuc uisge

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Daily Conversation in Gaelic

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!

Common Expressions in Gaelic

English Gaelic
Are you thirsty?A bheil pathadh ort?
I'm hungryTha an t-acras orm.
Do you have a bottle of water?A bheil botail uisge agad?
Breakfast is readyTha bràcaist deiseil.
What kind of food do you like?Dè seòrsa biadh as toil leat?
I like cheese'S toil leam càise.
Bananas taste sweetTha bananaichean a' blasadh milis.
I don't like cucumberCha toil leam cularan.
I like bananas'S toil leam bananaichean.
Lemons taste sourTha liomaidean a' blasadh searbh.
This fruit is deliciousTha am meas blàsta.
Vegetables are healthyTha glasraichean fallain.
Hi!Hallo!
Good morning!Madainn mhath!
Good afternoon!Feasgar math!
Good evening!Feasgar math!
Welcome!Fàilte!
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?
Goodmath

Fun Facts

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.

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