Negation

Gaelic Lesson 7 (Negation and Human Body)

Duration: 30 mins

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Lesson number 7 teaches an important aspect in Gaelic which is negation. I'm also including a list of vocabulary about the human body, and finally a conversation about getting to know someone. 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.

Negation

Negation is the opposite of an affirmative statement. So basically any negative expression such as "no", "never" "nothing" etc. Knowing how to use the negation form could help you double the number of expressions you could use in a sentence.

Here are some negation expressions 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.

Negation in Gaelic

Negation Gaelic
No
Nothing
Not yet
No one
No longer
Neverriamh
Cannot
Should not

Now we will try to implement some of the negative expressions 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 Negation in a Sentence

English Gaelic
Don't worry!Na gabh cùram!
I cannot remember the wordChan eil cuimhne agam air am facail.
I do not speak JapaneseChan eil Seapanais agam.
I don't know!Chan eil fhios agam!
I'm not fluent in Italian yetChan eil Eadailtis agam fhathast.
I'm not interested!Chan eil ùidh agam!
No one here speaks GreekChan eil duine an-seo aig a bheil Greugais.
No problem!Coma leat!
This is not correctChan eil seo ceart.
This is wrongTha seo ceàrr.
We don't understandChan eil sinn a' tuigsinn.
You should not forget this wordCha bu chòir dhut am facail seo dìochuimhneachadh.

Questions?

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Vocabulary List about the Human Body

Below is a list of 20 words related to human body. If you can memorize them by heart, you might be able to communicate to your doctor if you have amy pain or discomfort.

Human Body List in Gaelic

Body Gaelic
Armgàirdean
Backdruim
Chestcom
Earcluas
Eyesùil
Faceaodainn
Feetcasan
Fingersmeuran
Hairfalt
Handlàmh
Headceann
Heartcridhe
Legcas
Mouthbeul
Neckamhach
Nosesròn
Shouldergualann
Stomachstamag
Teethfiaclan
Tongueteanga

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Daily Conversation in Gaelic

Finally, a list of commonly used expressions about getting to know someone for the first time. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Gaelic Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Gaelic

English Gaelic
He feels with his handTha e a' feuchainn le a làmh.
I smell with my noseTha mi a' feuchainn fàileadh lem sròn.
She has beautiful eyesTha sùilean àlainn aice.
She tastes with her tongueTha i a' blasadh le a teanga.
We see with our eyesTha sinn a' faicinn ler sùilean.
You hear with your earsTha thu a' cluinntinn led chluasan.
How old are you?Dè an aois a th' agad?
I'm (twenty, thirty...) Years oldTha mi (fichead, trichead…) bliadhna a dh' aois.
Are you married?A bheil thu pòsta?
Do you have children?A bheil clann agad?
I have to goFeumaidh mi dol.
I will be right back!Tillidh mi ann am mionaid!

Fun Facts

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Congratulations! You finished your 7th lesson in Gaelic about negation, and the human body. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Gaelic Lesson 8. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Gaelic homepage.

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