Time in Scottish Gaelic

How to tell the time in Scottish Gaelic, a Celtic language spoken mainly in Scotland and Canada.

Telling the time | Days of the week | Months of the year | Seasons

Telling the time

English Scottish Gaelic Gaelic (Gàidhlig)
What time is it? De'n uair a tha e?
It's one o'clock Tha e uair
It's quarter past one The e cairteal an dèidh uair
It's half past one The e leth-uair an dèidh uair
It's quarter to two Tha e cairteal gu dhà
It's two o'clock Tha e dà uair
It's quarter past two The e cairteal an dèidh dhà
It's half past two The e leth-uair an dèidh dhà
It's quarter to three Tha e cairteal gu trì
It's three o'clock Tha e trì uairean
It's quarter past three The e cairteal an dèidh trì
It's half past three The e leth-uair an dèidh trì
It's quarter to four Tha e cairteal gu ceithir
It's four o'clock Tha e ceithir uairean
It's quarter past four The e cairteal an dèidh ceithir
It's half past four The e leth-uair an dèidh ceithir
It's quarter to five Tha e cairteal gu còig
It's five o'clock Tha e còig uairean
It's quarter past five The e cairteal an dèidh còig
It's half past five The e leth-uair an dèidh còig
It's quarter to six Tha e cairteal gu sia
It's six o'clock Tha e sia uairean
It's quarter past six The e cairteal an dèidh sia
It's half past six The e leth-uair an dèidh sia
It's quarter to seven Tha e cairteal gu seachd
It's seven o'clock Tha e seachd uairean
It's quarter past seven The e cairteal an dèidh seachd
It's half past seven The e leth-uair an dèidh seachd
It's quarter to eight Tha e cairteal gu ochd
It's eight o'clock Tha e ochd uairean
It's quarter past eight The e cairteal an dèidh ochd
It's half past eight The e leth-uair an dèidh ochd
It's quarter to nine Tha e cairteal gu naoi
It's nine o'clock Tha e naoi uairean
It's quarter past nine The e cairteal an dèidh naoi
It's half past nine The e leth-uair an dèidh naoi
It's quarter to ten Tha e cairteal gu deich
It's ten o'clock Tha e deich uairean
It's quarter past ten The e cairteal an dèidh deich
It's half past ten The e leth-uair an dèidh deich
It's quarter to eleven Tha e cairteal gu aon deug
It's eleven o'clock Tha e aon uair deug
It's quarter past eleven The e cairteal an dèidh aon deug
It's half past eleven The e leth-uair an dèidh aon deug
It's quarter to twelve Tha e cairteal gu dhà dheug
It's twelve o'clock Tha e dà uair dheug
It's quarter past twelve The e cairteal an dèidh dhà dheug
It's half past twelve The e leth-uair an dèidh dhà dheug
It's quarter to one Tha e cairteal gu aon uair
it's midnight Tha e meadhan oidhche
it's midday Tha e meadhan là
in the morning sa mhadainn
in the afternoon feasgar
in the evening feasgar

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Days of the week

Monday Diluain
Tuesday Dimàirt
Wednesday Diciadain
Thursday Diardaoin
Friday Dihaoine
Saturday Disatharna
Sunday Didòmhnaich
Là na Sàbaid

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Months of the year

January am Faoilleach
February an Gearran
March am Màrt
April an Giblean
May an Cèitean
June an t-Ògmhios
July an t-luchar
August an Lùnastal
September an t-Sultain
October an Dàmhair
November an t-Samhain
December an Dùbhlachd

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Seasons

Spring earrach
Summer samhradh
Autumn/Fall foghar
Winter geamhradh

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