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The Gaelic definite article (plural)

For nouns in the plural, the English definite article the is na in Gaelic. The word na is used only for nouns in the pural, not for nouns in the singular, which use a different word.

Examples of the Gaelic definite article

na coin
the dogs
na seachdainean
the weeks
na h-eich
the horses
na mìosan
the months
na càirdean
the friends

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Basic words and phrases in Gaelic

Get by in Gaelic with these basic Gaelic words & phrases.

I am learning German.

Tha mi ag ionnsachadh na Gearmailtis.

I am sad.

Tha mi brònach.

I am learning French.

Tha mi ag ionnsachadh na Fraingis.

I am learning Spanish.

Tha mi ag ionnsachadh na Spàinnis.

I am happy.

Tha mi toilichte.

I am from Germany.

Tha mi às a' Ghearmailt.

I am twenty years old.

Tha mi fichead bliadhna dh'aois.

I was born in Canada.

Rugadh mi ann an Canada.