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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!
Scottish Gaelic Christmas Words (With Phonetics)
An Nollaig – Christmas
Oidhche Nollaig – Christmas Eve
Oidhche na Nollaig – Christmas Eve
Oidhche ro Nollaig – The Night Before Christmas
Là na Nollaig – Christmas Day
Bodach na Nollaig – Santa
Craobh na Nollaig – Christmas Tree
Aingeal – Angel
Rionnag – Star
Rèin-fhiadh – Reindeer
Fèidh Lochlannach – Reindeer
Slaodan – Sleigh
Stocainn – Stocking
Tìodhlac – Gift
Prèasant/an – Presents
Nollaig Chridheil – Merry Christmas
Since there’s so many words to learn, here’s the second part with even more words for you to get to grips with.
Cuileann – Holly
Uil-ìoc – Mistletoe
Loinnearan – decorations
Cairt/Cairt na Nollaig – Card/Christmas Card
Ìosa – Jesus
Sneachd – Snow
Bodach-sneachda – Snowman
Teòclaid teth – Hot Chocolate
Fuar – Cold
Reòthte – Frosty/Frozen
Reòta – Frosty/Frozen
Miotagan – Gloves
Stoc – Scarf
Ad – Hat
Geansaidh – Jumper
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! – Nollaig Chridheil agus Bliadhna Mhath Ùr!