How to speak Gaelic - Lesson 3: Useful phrases
I thought we'd carry on from where we left off last time. Do you remember?
Question: Ciamar a tha sibh? (How are you?)
Answer: Tha mi gu math, tapadh leibh. (I'm fine, thank you.)
You can hear the exact pronounciation here:
Well, we've been rather formal with our Gaelic above. We'd probably normally use the "familiar" version:
Question: Ciamar a tha thu? (How are you?)
Answer: Tha mi gu math, tapadh leat. (I'm fine, thank you.)
You can hear how these sound here:
Let's stick with the "beag air bheag" (a nice interactive resource for Gaelic learners provided by the BBC) and learn a couple more really useful phrases:
Halò a (Hello)
Tapadh leat (Thank you)
Mar sin leat (Goodbye)
Dè an t-ainm a th’ oirbh? (What's you name) and Is mise... (My name is...)
I think that's enough for now. Keep practising and I promise we'll do something dynamic Gaelic next time.
Mar sin leat!
Lesson 1: The Gaelic alphabet
Lesson 2: All the sounds