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Gaelic adjectives

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. Adjectives that describe a plural noun also have a special form.

Examples for using Gaelic adjectives

boireannach beag
a small woman
am boireannach òg
the young woman
an seann bhoireannach
the old woman
am boireannach beag
the small woman
am boireannach brèagha
the beautiful woman

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Basic words and phrases in Gaelic

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

It is sunny.

Tha i grianach.

What is the weather like ?

Ciamar a tha 'n t-sìde?

It is cloudy out.

Tha i sgòthach a-muigh.

It is cold out.

Tha i fuar a-muigh.

It is windy.

Tha i gaothach.

It is nice out.

Tha i math a-muigh.

What is the temperature ?

Dè 'n teodhachd a th' ann?

It is raining.

Tha i a' sileadh.