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Phrasebook

A short A-Z of useful Gaelic phrases.

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  1. a
  2. b
  3. c
  4. d
  5. e
  6. f
  7. g
  8. h
  9. i
  10. j
  11. k
  12. l
  13. m
  14. n
  15. o
  16. p
  17. q
  18. r
  19. s
  20. t
  21. u
  22. v
  23. w
  24. x
  25. y
  26. z

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  1. two people
  2. dithis
  3. Tuesday
  4. Dimàirt
  5. Thursday
  6. Diardaoin
  7. two
  8. dhà
  9. three
  10. trì
  11. ten
  12. deich
  13. twelve
  14. dhà dheug
  15. twenty
  16. fichead
  17. twenty-one
  18. aon ar fhichead / fichead 's a h-aon
  19. thirty
  20. deich ar fichead / trithead
  21. one thousand
  22. mìle
  23. teacher
  24. neach-teagaisg
  25. teachers
  26. luchd-teagaisg
  27. team
  28. sgioba
  29. thank you
  30. tapadh leibh / leat
  31. that's right
  32. tha sin ceart
  33. that's good
  34. is math sin
  35. that would be very good
  36. bhiodh sin uabhasach math
  37. the internet
  38. an t-eadar-lìon
  39. the weather
  40. an aimsir
  41. the weather is bad
  42. tha droch shìde ann
  43. the weather is good
  44. tha deagh shìde ann
  45. the view of the beach
  46. sealladh na tràghad
  47. they are lawyers
  48. ‘s e luchd-lagha a th’annta
  49. to me
  50. thugam
  51. tourists
  52. luchd-turais
  53. the boy can't do that
  54. chan urrainn don bhalach sin a dhèanamh
  55. trousers
  56. briogais
  57. village, town
  58. baile

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