Complete for 2 points

Dè tha nas fheàrr?

What is better?


it is
tea cofaidh coffee bainne milk sùgh orains orange juice uisge water

nas fheàrr na uisge-beatha.

better than whisky.

Tha cofaidh nas fheàrr na

Coffee is better than
uisge-beatha. whisky. fìon geal. white wine. fìon dearg. red wine. leann. beer.


We could tell you what you already know: that uisge-beatha means water of life, and some argue you never add water to whisky as it’s already in it, but where is the fun in that? You might ask the barperson for a tè bheag, which means a little one for a small measure. Likewise, we are certain you have used Slàinte or Slàinte mhath, but why not try Slàinte mhòr for your toast the next time you are in the pub?

uisge beatha


tè bheag

a wee one, a nip


Cheers, literally ‘health’!

Slàinte mhath!

Cheers, literally ‘good health’!

Slàinte mhòr!

Cheers, literally ‘big health’!