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Scottish Gaelic vocabulary: musical instruments Briathrachas Gàidhlig: ionnsramaidean-chiùil

Absolute Beginners (A1) - Useful Words (20 words)

Here’s a list of words that could be useful on your language learning journey. Seo liosta de dh’fhaclan a dh’fhaodadh a bhith feumail air do shlighe ionnsachaidh.

Ionnsaich briathrachas Gàidhlig mu ionnsramaidean-chiùil, òrain is ceòl. Tha a h-uile duine measail air ceòl agus tha seo gu h-àraid fìor mu na Gàidheil. 'S dòcha gum bi feum agad innse do chuideigin gu bheil thu measail air ionnsramaid-chiùil sònraichte. Uaireannan, bidh thu ag innse do chàch gu bheil fonn math ann, no gu bheil rudeigin gu math a-mach à gleus! Dè an ionnsramaid as fheàrr leat fhèin? Learn Gaelic vocabulary for musical instruments, songs and music. Everyone loves music and this is especially true of the Gaels. You may need to tell someone that you love a particular instrument. Sometimes you tell others that there is a good tune, or that something is very out of tune! What’s your favourite instrument?

English Gàidhlig  
a musical instrument ionnsramaid-chiùil <))
an accordion bogsa-ciùil <))
a fiddle fidheall <))
a drum druma <))
a clarsach, harp clàrsach <))
a set of bagpipes pìob mhòr <))
a set of bagpipes pìob-chiùil <))
a chanter feadan <))
a tin whistle fìdeag <))
a piano piàno <))
a guitar giotàr <))
a trumpet trombaid <))
a flute duiseal <))
music ceòl <))
a singer seinneadair <))
a choir coisir <))
singing a’ seinn <))
a song òran <))
a tune fonn <))
playing a’ cluich <))

Barrachd fiosrachaidh air a’ chuspair seo Further resources on this subject

Speaking our Language Speaking our Language
Check out Episode 40 of Speaking our Language. It is about stating preferences. Thoir sùil air Prògram 40 de Speaking our Language. Tha am prògram seo a’ dèiligeadh ri bhith ag innse dè as fheàrr leat.
Little by little Beag air Bheag
Learn more phrases and words with Unit 10 of Little by Little which is based on music and dance. Ionnsaich barrachd abairtean agus faclan le Aonad 10 de Bheag air Bheag a tha stèidhichte air cheòl is dhannsa.