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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 the reason 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!
A little about me, 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 people say slightly differently because dialects are still a thing, even among Gaelic speakers.
But that’s not a negative and 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, perhaps you are a big Outlander fan and you are interested in learning Gaelic words, phrases and pronunciation, whatever the reason, if 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 ‘Up’ And ‘Down’ In Scottish Gaelic (With Phonetics)
In this video, we are keeping it very simple but these are words that are used quite often.
With an example of opposites, this video is of the words ‘up’ and ‘down’ in Scottish Gaelic.
I have also provided these words in context, ‘up the stairs’ and ‘down the stairs’
Suas – Up
Sìos – Down
Staidhre – Stairs