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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 cù
the dog
an oidhche
the night
an t-athair
the father
am baile-mòr
the city
am bòrd
the table

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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 hungry.

Tha acras orm.

I was born in Canada.

Rugadh mi ann an Canada.

I am happy.

Tha mi toilichte.

I am married.

Tha mi pòsta.

I am sad.

Tha mi brònach.

I was born in England.

Rugadh mi ann an Sasann.

I am twenty years old.

Tha mi fichead bliadhna dh'aois.