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 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.
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.
|Don't worry!||Na gabh cùram!|
|I cannot remember the word||Chan eil cuimhne agam air am facail.|
|I do not speak Japanese||Chan eil Seapanais agam.|
|I don't know!||Chan eil fhios agam!|
|I'm not fluent in Italian yet||Chan eil Eadailtis agam fhathast.|
|I'm not interested!||Chan eil ùidh agam!|
|No one here speaks Greek||Chan eil duine an-seo aig a bheil Greugais.|
|No problem!||Coma leat!|
|This is not correct||Chan eil seo ceart.|
|This is wrong||Tha seo ceàrr.|
|We don't understand||Chan eil sinn a' tuigsinn.|
|You should not forget this word||Cha bu chòir dhut am facail seo dìochuimhneachadh.|
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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.
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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!
|He feels with his hand||Tha e a' feuchainn le a làmh.|
|I smell with my nose||Tha mi a' feuchainn fàileadh lem sròn.|
|She has beautiful eyes||Tha sùilean àlainn aice.|
|She tastes with her tongue||Tha i a' blasadh le a teanga.|
|We see with our eyes||Tha sinn a' faicinn ler sùilean.|
|You hear with your ears||Tha thu a' cluinntinn led chluasan.|
|How old are you?||Dè an aois a th' agad?|
|I'm (twenty, thirty...) Years old||Tha 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 go||Feumaidh mi dol.|
|I will be right back!||Tillidh mi ann am mionaid!|
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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.