How To Say ‘Good morning’ In Scottish Gaelic (With Phonetics)

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How hard is it to learn Scottish Gaelic? Personally, I think that learning Scottish Gaelic can be really difficult, especially if you are attempting to do some distance learning courses without the opportunity to hear people speak it frequently.

But don’t let that put you off because this is why I want to offer some free online videos which can help you begin to learn Gaelic!

These classes are aimed at those absolute beginners interested in trying a new language, those who are looking to learn with their children or those looking to refresh their memory on some of the basics.

Gàidhlig is a language that I am very passionate about and I want to make it as accessible as possible for those at a beginner level!

I was born in the Western Isles but grew up in Aberdeen so I have a mix of both East and West coast Gaelic language.

With that in mind, there may be some words that you hear speakers say slightly differently because dialects are still a thing, even among Gaelic speakers.

But I always think the best way to learn Scottish Gaelic is to watch someone else speaking Gaelic and to have the opportunity to listen to it at your own pace, which is why I have added phonetics in all of my videos to help you with the pronunciation of the words.

These phonetics are based on the sounds of the words as they are spoken, rather than the sound of the words as they are written, which I hope is of some benefit to you in your learning of Scottish Gaelic as learning to speak Gaelic can often be tricky with many silent letters and different sounds to remember.

So, if you are thinking of visiting Scotland, you live in Scotland or you are a big Outlander fan or you are interested in learning Gaelic words, phrases and pronunciation and you are looking to learn Scottish Gaelic online and quite rightly, learn Scottish Gaelic free, please subscribe to my Youtube channel and join our little community.

I would love to help anyone looking to learn some Scottish Gaelic and hope that this will be a welcome addition to the Gaelic/Gaidhlig videos already out there!

How To Say Good Morning, Good Afternoon And Good Evening (With Phonetics)

In this video we learn how to say good morning, good afternoon and good evening

Madainn mhath – Good morning

Feasgar math – Good afternoon

Oidhche mhath – Good evening


  1. I don’t have a website. Just a Facebook page. Nancy E Stowe Morgan. I would like to learn a little Gaelic because I just found out that I am 58% Celtic from Ireland and from Scotland. I was recently there and felt so much at home in your weather, environment, and surroundings. So much so that I wanted to know. So I had my DNA done and those were my results. And 39% English. And 3% German. Thank you for this site and your language.

    1. Hi Nancy, thank you so much for taking the time to comment!

      I hope you loved your time in Scotland, the weather can certainly be hit or miss but the surroundings are incredibly beautiful no matter the season!

      If you are looking for some further easy beginners Scottish Gaelic make sure to take a look at the ‘Duolingo’ website where you can learn some basic words and sentences, these also come with phonetics and spellings!

  2. I have had a longing, a must to go and travel Scotland since I was a little girl. My Dad’s lineage is Scottish. I take greater pride in my name being Scottish. I will travel there and fill my soul with the land

  3. As I have gotten older I have become fascinated with my ancestral roots and traditions. I would love to learn to speak Gaelic so thank you for your videos.

    1. Hi Jerry,

      Thank you so much! It’s a wonderful language but I know it’s not considered an easy one to learn. I am thrilled if anyone picks up even the smallest phrase to share and of course, to feel a little more connected to their roots!


  4. Hi Shannon,

    I’m a Mackenzie too! 🙂 Although no capital K for me!

    I hope you enjoyed your trip over here. I think you picked some of the most beautiful parts to visit although there are plenty more, so do make sure to come back and visit again.

    Have you tried the Duolingo app? They do have Scottish Gaelic which I know many people are using to learn!


    1. Hi Christine,

      I am envious! I would love to have natural red hair, a shame, as most of my family do!

      However, in true Scottish form, I am typically ‘peely-wally’ (a polite way of saying pale as they come!)


  5. I want to come to Scotland so much! I tried years ago to learn Gaelic my ancestry is Scottish. McAlpine. I’d like to learn it and yes addicted to Outlander books!! Thank you for this opportunity.

    1. Hi Lynlee,

      I really hope that you get the opportunity to come and visit someday!

      It’s such a beautiful country (even better if you catch the sun!).

      Gaelic can be a tricky language to learn if you don’t hear it spoken often. I would love to help people even to learn a couple of words and I know they often sound nothing like they look.

      I think Outlander has been great to pique peoples interest in the language!



  6. I grew up in Fraserburgh Aberdeenshire and left there for Canada at age 24. I am now over 70. Is it easier for Scottish people to learn Gaelic than other people? It is disappointing that we got French in high school and not Gaelic
    Thank you for the instruction.

  7. Lauren, I just stumbled on your Gaelic lessons through Pinterest. According to my DNA, I am 52% Scottish and the rest is Irish and English. I’ve long been interested in Scotland although I’ve never been (yet). My great grandmother was a Grant from Scotland and I’ve not been able to trace her history very fast. I love learning languages and am currently working on French, Italian and a tiny bit of Chinese online. I would love to learn a bit of Scots Gaelic and maybe someday I’ll get to visit. 💖

    1. Hi Jackie,

      I really hope you get to visit someday!

      Scotland is a beautiful country and it varies so much from area to area, plenty to see!

      I would very much compare Scottish Gaelic structure to German if you are looking to learn at all. I’m sure there are many other similar languages but I always tend to think of German first 🙂


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