How to use adjectives in Gaelic

How to use adjectives in Gaelic

You want to learn how to use adjectives in Gaelic? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Gaelic lessons complete with useful examples. Big, small, happy, sad... we'll teach you all you need to know about Gaelic adjectives.

Gaelic adjectives

Adjectives are generally used to describe nouns. Unlike English, adjectives in Gaelic are placed after the noun. Adjectives in Gaelic agree with the noun they describe. This means that adjectives that describe a feminine noun have a special form.


a' chaileag chaol
the skinny girl
a' chaileag bhrònach
the sad girl
a' chaileag bhòidheach
the pretty girl
a' chaileag òg
the young girl
a' chaileag eòlach
the smart girl
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About Gaelic

Gaelic is a celtic language related to Welsh, Irish, Cornish and Breton. If you are planning on doing some travelling, learning Gaelic would be a great way to make the most of your trip.

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Basic words and phrases in Gaelic

Learn to get by in Gaelic with these useful words and phrases. These essential phrases cover everything from Gaelic greetings to business and workplace communications to love and dating.

Is e boireannach a th' innte.
She is a woman.
Is e lighiche a th' innte.
She is a doctor.
Is e tidsear a th' innte.
She is a teacher.
'S e caileag a th' innte.
She is a girl.
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Step 7 : Adjectives in Gaelic

Adjectives are used to describe nouns. To get started, we suggest you learn the three Gaelic adjectives mòr, beag and sean (big, small, old). Using the nouns leabhar, cathair and doras (book, chair, door) which you learned in Step 3, learn to use each adjective with each noun (the big book, the old chair, the small door). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about Gaelic adjectives including useful examples. After you've learned to use the adjectives mòr, beag and sean with the nouns leabhar, cathair and doras you can move on to Step 8 (Gaelic Verbs).

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