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Math, nas fheàrr

Good, better

Anne and John used one phrase a lot Tha sin nas fhèarr, meaning that’s better and we’ll show you how to use this in context.



nas fheàrr


How do I use nas fheàrr?

Use nas fheàrr in the same way you use math. It is a comparative adjective.

Tha buntàta math

potatoes are good

Tha cèic nas fheàrr

Cake is better

Tha briosgaidean nas fheàrr

Biscuits are better

How do I compare two items and say one is better?

Use the word na to make comparisons between two things.

Tha measan nas fheàrr na glasraich

Fruit is better than vegetables

Tha briosgaidean nas fheàrr na isbeanan

Biscuits are better than sausages

Tha marag-dhubh nas fheàrr na cèic

Black pudding is better than cake

Tha tì nas fheàrr na uisge-beatha

Tea is better than whisky

How do I say the best?

If you want to say something is the best, then you need to use Is e, or ’s e – the assertive verb.

Is e seo am buntàta as fheàrr

This is the best potato

Is e sin a’ chèic as fheàrr

That is the best cake

Is e siud na briosgaidean as fheàrr

Those are the best biscuits

Tha ugh math ach tha marag-dhubh nas fheàrr ach ’s e isbeanan am biadh as fheàrr

An egg is good but black pudding is better but sausages are the best food