Pronouns

Gaelic Lesson 8 (Pronouns and Travel)

Duration: 30 mins

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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

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.

Subject Pronouns in Gaelic

Pronouns Gaelic
Imi
Youthu
Hee
Shei
Wesinn
You (plural)sibh
Theyiad
I love youTha gaol agam ortsa.
She is beautifulTha i bòidheach.
They are dancingTha iad a' dannsa.
We are happyTha sinn toilichte.

Object pronouns are another important one you should make sure you master.

Object Pronouns in Gaelic

Pronouns Gaelic
Me
You
Him
Her
Us
You (plural)
Them
Can you call us?An cuir sibh fòn thugainn?
Give me your phone numberThoir an àireamh fòn agad dhomh.
I can give you my email'S urrainn dhomh am post-d agam toirt dhut.
Tell him to call meAbair 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.

Possessive Pronouns Gaelic

Pronouns Gaelic
Mymo
Yourdo
Hisa
Hera
Ourar
Your (plural)ur
Theiran
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 beautifulTha 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!

Possessive Case of the Pronoun in Gaelic

Pronouns Gaelic
Mineleamsa
Yoursleatsa
Hisleis-fhèin
Hersleatha-fhèin
Oursleinnse
Yours (plural)leibhse
Theirsleotha-fhèin
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!

Vocabulary List about Travel

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.

Travel List in Gaelic

Travel Gaelic
Airplaneplèana
Airportport-adhair
Busbus
Bus stationstèisean bhusaichean
Carcàr
Flightitealaich
For businessairson gnothach
For pleasureairson tlachd
Help Deskdeasg-cuideachaidh
Hoteltaigh-òsta
Luggagepacraidhe
Parkingpàirceadh
Passportcead-siubhail
Reservationcùmhnadh
Taxitagsaidh
Tickettiogaid
To travelsiubhail
Tourismturasachd
Train (noun)trèana
Train stationstèisean trèanaichean
By trainann an trèana
By carann an càr
By busair am bus
By taxiann an tagsaidh
By airplaneann am plèana

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Daily Conversation in Gaelic

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!

Common Expressions in Gaelic

English Gaelic
Do you accept credit cards?An gabh thu cairtean-chreidis?
How much will it cost?Ciamar cho prìseil a bhitheas e?
I have a reservationTha cùmhnadh agam.
I'd like to rent a carTha 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 youBha 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 kiddingChan eil mi ach a' tarraing asad.
I'm hungryTha an t-acras orm.
I'm thirstyTha am pathadh orm.

Fun Facts

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.

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