Jonathan might be a very good player, and amazing assistant trainer, but damn, we need a translator for each explanation.

However, RKB doesn’t like to leave you desperate and provide you few tips to understand Scottish.


English Phrases Scottish Phrases
English Greetings Scottish Greetings:
Hi! Awrite!
Good morning! Guid mornin!
Good evening! Guid eenin!
Welcome! (to greet someone) Welcome!
How are you? Hou’s aw wi ye?
Hou’s it gaun?
Hou ar ye?
I’m fine, thanks! A’m fine, slainte!
And you? An ye?
Good/ So-So. Guid / so-so.
Thank you (very much)! Thenk ye (uncoly)!
You’re welcome! (for “thank you”) Ye’re welcome!
Hey! Friend! Hey! Mukker!
I missed you so much! “A misst ye sae muckle!
What’s new? Whit’s new?
Nothing much Naething muckle!
Good night! Guid nicht!
See you later! See ye efter!
Good bye! Guid cheerio the nou!
Asking for Help and Directions
I’m lost A’m tint.
Can I help you? Can A gie ye a haund?
Can you help me? Can ye gie’s a haund?
Where is the (bathroom/ pharmacy)? Whaur’s the (bathroom / pharmacy)?
Go straight! then turn left/ right! Gae straecht! Than turn left / reit!
I’m looking for john. A’m leukin / swatchin for John.
One moment please! Ae moment please!
Hold on please! (phone) Haud on please!
How much is this? Hau much is this?
Excuse me …! (to ask for something) Ho ye!
Come with me! Come wi’s!

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How to Introduce Yourself
Do you speak (English/ Scottish )? D’ye spaek (English / Scots)?
Just a little. Juist a wee.
What’s your name? Whit’s yer name?
Nice to meet you! Nice tae meit ye!
You’re very kind! Ye ar verra kin!
Where are you from? Whaur ar ye frae?
Where do you live? Whaur d’ye bide?
I live in (the U.S/ Scottish) A bide in (the U.S / Scotland)
Did you like it here? Did ye like it haur?
What do you do for a living? Whit d’ye dae for a livin?
I work as a (translator/ businessman) A wirk as a (translatur / businessman)
I’ve been learning Scottish for 1 month A’ve been lairnin Scots ae month.
Oh! That’s good! Och! That’s guid!
How old are you? Hou auld ar ye?
I’m (twenty, thirty…) years old. A’m (twintie, thrittie …) year auld.
I have to go A hae tae gang
I will be right back! A’ll be reit back!

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Wish Someone Something
Good luck! Guid Luck!
Happy birthday! Canty Birthday!
Happy new year! Happy Hogmanay!
Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas! / Merry Yuil!
Say hi to John for me Say “Guid day” tae John for me
Good night and sweet dreams! Guid night an sweit dreams!

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Solving a Misunderstanding
I’m Sorry! (if you don’t hear something) A’m sairy!
No Problem! Nae problem!
Can You Say It Again? Can ye say it again?
Can You Speak Slowly? Can ye spaek slowly?
Write It Down Please! Screive it doun please!
I Don’t Understand! A dinna kin!
I Have No Idea. A hae nae thochtie.
My Scottish is bad. Ma Scots is bad.
I need to practice my Scottish A need tae practice ma Scots.
Don’t worry! Dinna fash yersel!
I feel sick. A feel no weel.