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The Gaelic definite article (singular)

The English definite article the has various forms in Gaelic. Depending on the first letter of the word which follows, the various forms are an, am and a'.

Examples of the Gaelic definite article

an leabhar
the book
an là
the day
am balach
the boy
am pàiste
the child
an uinneag
the window

Gaelic words

Learn Gaelic words naturally by listening to the language. This enjoyable audio course presents the learner with words and phrases in both Gaelic and English. This exposes the learner to real life dialogue in real life situations. Just listen, absorb and enjoy.

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  • 1 Audio CD in Scottish Gaelic and English

Key Points

  • The CD is in both Gaelic and English
  • Duration of roughly 60 minutes
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Free Gaelic Video

Video can be a good way to learn the basics in Gaelic. Sit back and enjoy the video. It's less than 2 minutes long and will teach you a few key points in Gaelic.

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Basic words and phrases in Gaelic

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

What do you do ? (work).

Dè an obair a th' agaibh?

Thank you.

Tapadh leibh.

How are you?

Ciamar a tha sibh?

How old are you?

Dè an aois a tha sibh?

Do you speak English?

A bheil Beurla agaibh?

What's your name ?

Dè an t-ainm a th' ort?

How's it going?

Dè tha dol?

What are you doing ?

Dè tha thu a' dèanamh?