Scottish Gaelic How To Say I Love You.. (With Phonetics)

Perhaps you are thinking of visiting Scotland, you live in Scotland or you are a big Outlander fan and you are interested in learning some Scottish Gaelic words, phrases, sayings and pronunciation. Scottish Gaelic is a language that I am very passionate about and I was to make it as accessible as possible for beginners!

I have started a new playlist on Youtube to help those with no experience Learn Scottish Gaelic

How to say ‘I love you..’ in Scottish Gaelic (with phonetics)

This is one of the things I am asked to translate most often when people find out that I can speak Scottish Gaelic.


I love you – Tha gaol agam ort


I would love for you to join me in learning more about Scottish Gaelic and hope that you will follow for future bitesize videos.



I was born in the Western Isles but grew up in Aberdeen so I have an East/West coast Gaelic language hybrid going on.

Dialects are a thing, even in Gaelic.

I have decided to start a new section to my channel which will focus on learning Scottish Gaelic (with phonetics) to help you with the Scottish Gaelic pronunciation as there are a lot of silent letters which can trip people up when learning.

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

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3 Responses

  1. Thank you. I am just over half Scottish and my great-grandparents neglected to teach my grandparents Gaelic for two reasons. One, English was taking over so they didn’t see the point, and two they wanted a secret language to converse in. This has left me feeling like I’ve been denied a part of my heritage. So thank you for making a series to help revive Gaelic.

    1. Scottish Gaelic really took a downturn and none of my family members who were born between the 70s to the 90s learnt it. Although many of the words and sounds are familiar from growing up and hearing others speak it, they are now attending classes to learn themselves!

      I suspect this is a recurring theme. It may be a difficult language to learn as you don’t hear it spoken often but it is incredible that you want to!

      Make sure to check out the free Duolingo app if possible, which teaches basic Scottish Gaelic words and sentences!

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