What Are Some Common Phrases in Scottish Gaelic?


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"Fàilte" in Scottish Gaelic means "Welcome," and "Halò" means "Hello." To say "Goodbye" in Scottish Gaelic, say "Bidh mi 'gad fhaicinn," which translates as "I'll be seeing you." "Ma 'se ur toil e" means "Please," and "Tapadh lea" means "Thank you."

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To tell a person "I love you" in Scottish Gaelic, say "Tha gaol agam ort." The return sentiment is "Tha gaol agam ort-fhèin," which means "I love you, too."

When giving a toast in Scottish Gaelic, say "Slàinte mhor a h-uile là a chi 's nach fhaic," which means "Great health to you every day that I see you and every day that I don't." For short, the phrase is, "Slàinte mhor," which means "Great health!"

A popular Scottish Gaelic proverb is "Bidh an t-ubhal as fheàrr air a’mheangan as àirde." It means "The best apple is on the highest bough."

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