The 8th lesson contains the Gaelic pronouns including the subject, object and possessive forms. In addition, you will find a vocabulary list about travel and finally some general common phrases. 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.
Pronouns are a must to learn because they are part of almost every sentence. They make up about 20% of the daily language use which includes the subject, object and possessive pronoun. If there is an lesson you should NOT skip, this would be one of them.
We will start with the subject pronouns since it's the most used of the 4 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.
|I love you||Tha gaol agam ortsa.|
|She is beautiful||Tha i bòidheach.|
|They are dancing||Tha iad a' dannsa.|
|We are happy||Tha sinn toilichte.|
Object pronouns are another important one you should make sure you master.
|Can you call us?||An cuir sibh fòn thugainn?|
|Give me your phone number||Thoir an àireamh fòn agad dhomh.|
|I can give you my email||'S urrainn dhomh am post-d agam toirt dhut.|
|Tell him to call me||Abair ris a chuir fòn thugam.|
Now we will discuss the possessive pronoun also called possessive determiners which is very straight forward and self explanatory. You use it when you want to express that something belongs to you but usually it comes before a noun.
|His email is...||'S e …. a th' ann am post-d aige.|
|My phone number is...||'S e ….. a th' ann an àireamh fòn agam.|
|Our dream is to visit Spain||'S ann dol don Spàinnt a tha am bruadair againn.|
|Their country is beautiful||Tha an dùthaich aca àlainn.|
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As for the possessive case of the pronoun, it is used differently because it does not have to come before a noun. Check out the examples!
|Is this pen yours?||A bheil am peann seo leatsa?|
|The book is mine||'S ann leamsa a tha an leabhar!|
|The shoes are hers||'S ann leatha-fhèin a tha na brògan.|
|Victory is ours||'S ann leinnse a tha a' bhuaidh!|
Below is a list of 31 words and expressions related to travel such as means of transportation, lodging and tourism. If you memorize them by heart, you will be able to get around the country and ask for directions much easier than if you did not.
|Bus station||stèisean bhusaichean|
|For business||airson gnothach|
|For pleasure||airson tlachd|
|Train station||stèisean trèanaichean|
|By train||ann an trèana|
|By car||ann an càr|
|By bus||air am bus|
|By taxi||ann an tagsaidh|
|By airplane||ann am plèana|
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Finally, a list of sentences that you might need or see often. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Gaelic Phrases page. Enjoy!
|Do you accept credit cards?||An gabh thu cairtean-chreidis?|
|How much will it cost?||Ciamar cho prìseil a bhitheas e?|
|I have a reservation||Tha cùmhnadh agam.|
|I'd like to rent a car||Tha mi airson càr fhastadh.|
|I'm here on business / on vacation.||Tha mi an-seo air gnothach/air tlachd.|
|Is this seat taken?||A bheil duine na shuidhe an-seo?|
|It was nice meeting you||Bha e math do choinneachadh.|
|Take this! (when giving something)||Gabh seo!|
|Do you like it?||An toil leat e?|
|I really like it!||'S toil leam e gu mòr!|
|I'm just kidding||Chan eil mi ach a' tarraing asad.|
|I'm hungry||Tha an t-acras orm.|
|I'm thirsty||Tha am pathadh orm.|
Language Quote: Approximately one new word is added to the English language every two hours and around 4,000 new words are added to the English dictionary every year..
Congratulations! You finished your 8th lesson in Gaelic about the pronouns, and travel expressions. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Gaelic Lesson 9. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Gaelic homepage.