Scottish Gaelic Christmas Words (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!

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 Yea
r! – Nollaig Chridheil agus Bliadhna Mhath Ùr!

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