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19 September 2014

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Drinks - Last orders
Colin, trying to impress the locals, offers to buy a round in the pub. The orders come in fast, how's he supposed to understand this lot?

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What will you have?Dè ghabhas tu?
A cup of teaCupa tì
A cup of coffeeCupa cofaidh
MilkBainne
Sugar Siùcar
A glass of waterGlainne uisge
A glass of orange juice with iceGlainne sùgh orainds le deigh
A glass of orange juice with no iceGlainne sùgh orainds gun deigh
A pint of beerPinnt leanna
Half pint lagerLeth-phinnt làgair
A glass of red wine Glainne fion dearg
A glass of white wine Glainne fìon geal
Double whiskyTè mhòr
Whisky with iceUisge-beatha le deigh
Vodka with lemonadeBhodca le deoch-liomaid
Vodka with limeBhodca le lime
ThanksMòran taing
CheersSlàinte

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A cup of white coffeeCupa cofaidh le bainne
Two cups of white coffeeDà chupa cofaidh le bainne
A cup of black coffeeCupa cofaidh gun bhainne
Two cups of black coffeeDà chupa cofaidh gun bhainne
A cup of white teaCupa tì le bainne
Two cups of white teaDà chupa tì le bainne
A cup of black teaCupa tì gun bhainne
Two cups of black teaDà chupa tì gun bhainne
A glass of waterGlainne uisge
Two glasses of waterDà ghlainne uisge
A glass of orange juice with iceGlainne sùgh orainds le deigh
Two glasses of orange juice with iceDà ghlainne sùgh orainds le deigh
A pint of beerPinnt leanna
Two pints of beerDà phinnt leanna
Half a pint of lagerLeth-phinnt làgair
Two half pints of lagerDà leth-phinnt làgair
Red wineFìon dearg
Two glasses of red wineDà ghlainne fion dearg
White wineFìon geal
Two glasses of white wineDà ghlainne fìon geal
Double whiskyTè mhòr
Two glasses of whisky Dà ghlainne uisge-beatha
Whisky with iceUisge-beatha le deigh
Two glasses of whisky with iceDà ghlainne uisge-beatha le deigh
Vodka with lemonadeBhodca le deoch-liomaid
Two vodkas with lemonadeDà bhodca le deoch-liomaid
Vodka with limeBhodca le lime
Two vodkas with lime Dà bhodca le lime


footnotes More useful drinks phrases: The following short phrases would also be useful when talking about drinks.

Dè ghabhas tu? (What will you have?), Gabhaidh mi... (I'll have...), mòran taing (many thanks), slàinte! (cheers, literally meaning "health"). The Gaelic word for whisky is uisge-beatha (Lit. Water of life), a double or large whisky however is often called Tè mhòr (A big one). Copan teatha and srùpag are used more commonly in some areas for a cup of tea than cupa tì.

How many? You may have noticed that after "dà" (two) the noun stays in its singular form and lenition occurs. To lenite, an h is inserted as the second letter after certain consonants: b, c, d, f, g, m, p, s and t. This has the effect of softening the sound of the word. Vowels do not take lenition. Nouns also retain their singular form after the numbers twenty, one hundred and one thousand. Examples of this is found in the Splash the cash money game.

For example: Dà not - Two pounds, fichead not - twenty pounds but Trì notaichean - three pounds.

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