A collection of beneficial phrases in Scots, a West german language talked in Scotland. Scot is considered a separate language indigenous Scottish English and from the English that England, and is recognised because of this by the Scottish and also UK governments.

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Note: these phrases come mostly from the sources listed below, specifically from l Colin Wilson's Luath scot Language Learner, i m sorry focuses specifically on the scots of North east Scotland, or Doric. Over there are other dialects that Scots, and also other ways of writing Scots.

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EnglishScots Leid (Scots)
Welcome Wylcome
Hello (General greeting) Hullo
How space you? Whit like? Whit like are ye? Hoo are ye? Hou'r ye? Hoo's that gaun? just how ye daein?
Reply to 'How are you?' No bad, hou's yersel? Nae baud, yersel? A'm daein fine, whit aboot yersel?
Long time no see Lang time nae see It's to be dunky's due to the fact that a last saw ye
What's your name? Whit's yer name? Whit ye cawit? Whit dae castle cry ye?
My name is ... Ma name's ...
Where space you from? Whaur ye fae? Whaur ar ye fae? Whaur dae ye come fae?
I'm from ... A'm fae ...
Pleased to fulfill you Gled tae accomplish ye A'm gled tae satisfy ye
Good morning (Morning greeting) Guid mornin
Good afternoon (Afternoon greeting) Guid efternuin
Good evening (Evening greeting) Guid evenin
Good night Guid nicht
Goodbye (Parting phrases) Guidbye farewell Bye for noo check out ye efter
Good luck! Guid luck!
Cheers! an excellent Health! (Toasts used when drinking) Cheers! Here's tae ye! Here's tae us, wha's prefer us? Gey few, an' they're a' deid
Have a quite day Hae a guid day
Bon trip / have a an excellent journey Hae a guid journey
I understand A unnerstaun A forstaw
I don't understand A dinnae unnerstaun A dinnae forstaw
Yes Ay
No Naw
Maybe Eblins
I don't know A dinnae ken
Please speak an ext slowly Can ye talk mair slow?
Please compose it down E, desire tae write it doon fur iz
Do girlfriend speak English? Dae ye speak English?
Do you speak Scots? Dae ye talk Scots?
Yes, a little(reply to 'Do friend speak ...?') Ay, a wee bit
Do friend speak a language various other than Scots? Dar ye knapp ony leid ither 보다 Scots Leid? Dar ye knapp ony leid ither than yer ain?
Speak come me in Scots? Talk tae iz in Scots
How do you speak ... In Scots? Hoo dae ye say ... In Scots?
Excuse me Excuise me
How lot is this? Hoo/hou muckle is this?
Sorry Sorry
Thank you Thank ye
Reply to give thanks to you Nae problem
Where's the restroom / bathroom? Whaur's the toilet? Whaur's the lavvy? Whaur's the wattrie?
This gentleman will pay for everything This gentleman will pey because that awthing
This lady will certainly pay for everything This leddy will certainly pey for awthing
Would you favor to dance with me? Will ye run wi me?
I miss you A miss out on ye
I love you A love ye
Get fine soon Get weel soon
Leave me alone! Lea iz alane! Lea me alane!
Help! Help!
Fire! Fire!
Stop! Stop!
Call the police! Phone the polis! acquire the polis!
Christmas greetings Blythe yuil
New Year greetings A Blythe Hogmanay (tae ye)
Birthday greetings Happy birthday
One language is never ever enough Ane leid is neer/ne'er eneuch
My hovercraft is full of eels Ma hovercraft's full o eel Ma hovercraft's lippin-fou wi eels Ma hovercraft's lippit wi eel Ma hovercraft's breemin' ower wi eels watch ma hovercraft? watch eels? Hit's pure hoachin wi them. (Glaswegian)


- Robinson, Mairi, Concise scotsman Dictionary (Edinburgh, Edinburgh college Press, 1985) - Wilson, together Colin, Luath scot Language Learner (Edinburgh, Luath Press, 2012) - DSL - dictionary of the scot Language / Dictionar o the scots Leid - The digital Scots Dictionary

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Collections of scot phrases http://www.linguanaut.com/english_scots.htm http://www.scots-online.org/grammar/goamins.htm

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