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Giving thanks

Watch as Joy explains more about some of the words and phrases we saw and heard in the conversation.

We looked at the phrase for “please” earlier: mas e do thoil e. Now, as you’d expect, there are a number of ways in which to thank someone in Gaelic.

We’ve learned tapadh leat

and tapadh leibh in previous episodes.

But let’s look at a few other ways in which you can thank people:

Tha mi nad chomain or, the more formal:

Tha mi nur comain  Literally, “I’m in your debt”, I’m really grateful. Tha mi nad chomain. And Tha mi nur comain.

Or, if you’re extremely grateful, you can say:

Tha mi fada/nad chomain – I’m far in your debt,  Tha mi fada nad chomain.

And the more formal version:
Tha mi fada/nur

Another way to express your gratitude and one we hear a lot in Gaelic is:

Ceud taing – a hundred thanks. Ceud taing.

Or, to be more emphatic:

Ceud mìle taing  A hundred thousand thanks. Ceud mìle taing.

Another one which you may already know is:
Mòran taing
many thanks, Mòran taing.

Gaelic speakers are clearly very polite!