Feminine

Gaelic Lesson 5 (Feminine and Clothes)

Duration: 30 mins

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The 5th Gaelic lesson teaches the use of the gender by creating the feminine from the masculine form. In addition to that, I included a vocabulary list about clothes and finally common phrases about origins. 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.

Feminine

Knowing how to derive the feminine from the masculine form is very useful. It can make it easy to have a conversation about family members, pets, or professions. An example would be: "man", "woman", "Cat (fem.)", "cat (masc.)" etc.

Below is a list of 12 masculine and feminine 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.

Masculine vs. Feminine in Gaelic

Feminine Gaelic
Boybalach
Girlnighean
Manfear
Womanbean
Fatherathair
Mothermàthair
Brotherbràthair
Sisterpiuthar
Actorcleasaiche
Actressbana-chleasaiche
Cat (Masc.)cat
Cat (Fem.)

Now we will try to implement some of the forms 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 Gender in a Sentence

English Gaelic
He is tallTha e àrd.
She is tallTha i àrd.
He is a short man'S e fear beag a th' ann.
She is a short woman'S e bean bheag a th' innte.
He is GermanTha e Gearmailteach.
She is GermanTha i Gearmailteach.
Japanese men are friendlyTha fir Seapanach cairdeil.
Japanese women are friendlyTha mnathan Seapanach cairdeil.

Questions?

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Vocabulary List about Clothes

Below is a list of 20 words related to clothes and wearable accessories. Memorizing them by heart can make it easy for you to shop for clothes and maybe get some good bargains.

Clothes List in Gaelic

Clothes Gaelic
Beltcrios
Clothes
Coatcòta
Dressdreasa; gùna
Glassesspeuclan
Gloveslàmhainnean; miotagan
Hatada
Jacketseacaid
Pants (Trousers)briocais
Ringfàinne
Shirtlèine
Shoesbrògan
Sockssocais
Suitdeise
Sweatergeansaidh
Tietàidh
Umbrellasgàilean-uisge
Underwearfo-aodach
Walletsporan
Watchuaireadair

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Daily Conversation in Gaelic

Finally, these are a couple of phrases used in conversations to express where you are from or where you live etc. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Gaelic Phrases page.

Common Expressions in Gaelic

Do you like my dress?An toil leat an dreasa orm?
I lost my socksChaill mi na socais agam.
It looks good on youTha e ciatach ort.
She has a beautiful ringTha fàinne àlainn aice.
These pants (trousers) are longTha na briocais seo fada.
These shoes are smallTha na brògan seo beag.
Where are you from?Cò às a tha thu?
I'm from the U.STha mi às Aimeireaga.
I'm AmericanTha mi Aimeireaganach.
Where do you live?Càite a bheil thu a' fuireachd?
I live in the U.STha mi a' fuireachd ann an Aimeireaga.
Do you like it here?An toil leat an-seo?

Fun Facts

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Congratulations! You finished your 5th lesson in Gaelic about masculine, feminine, and clothes. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Gaelic Lesson 6. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Gaelic homepage.

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