Scottish Verbs

If you're trying to learn Scottish Verbs which is also called Scots, check our courses about Verbs in the present past and future tense... to help you with your Scottish grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and notice the pattern that occurs each time the word changes its place. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Scottish. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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Scottish Verbs

Learning the Scottish Verbs is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you master it the more you get closer to mastering the Scottish language. But first we need to know what the role of Verbs is in the structure of the grammar in Scottish.

Scottish verbs are words that convey action (bring, read, walk, run), or a state of being (exist, stand). In most languages a verb may agree with the person, gender, and/or number of some of its arguments, such as its subject, or object. Here are some examples:

English VerbsScottish Verbs
Verbsverbs
Pastpest
I spokeAh spoke
I wroteAh wrote
I droveAh drove
I lovedAh loo'd
I gaveAh gae
I smiledAh smiled
I tookAh took
he spokehe spoke
he wrotehe wrote
he drovehe drove
he lovedhe loo'd
he gavehe gae
he smiledhe smiled
he tookhe took
we spokewe spoke
we wrotewe wrote
we drovewe drove
we lovedwe loo'd
we gavewe gae
we smiledwe smiled
we tookwe took
Futurefuture
I will speakAh will spick
I will writeAh will write
I will driveAh will drife
I will loveAh will loove
I will giveAh will gie
I will smileAh will smile
I will takeAh will tak'
he will speakhe will spick
he will writehe will write
he will drivehe will drife
he will lovehe will loove
he will givehe will gie
he will smilehe will smile
he will takehe will tak'
we will speakwe will spick
we will writewe will write
we will drivewe will drife
we will lovewe will loove
we will givewe will gie
we will smilewe will smile
we will takewe will tak'
Presentpresent
I speakAh spick
I writeAh write
I driveAh drife
I loveAh loove
I giveAh gie
I smileAh smile
I takeAh tak'
he speakshe speaks
he writeshe writes
he driveshe dri'es
he loveshe loves
he giveshe gi'es
he smileshe smiles
he takeshe takes
we speakwe spick
we writewe write
we drivewe drife
we lovewe loove
we givewe gie
we smilewe smile
we takewe tak'

Notice the structure of the Verbs in Scottish.

List of Verbs in Scottish

Below is a list of the conjugated Verbs in the present past and future in Scottish placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Scottish vocabulary.

English VerbsScottish Verbs
I can accept thatAh can accept 'at
she added itshe added it
we admit itwe admit it
they advised himthey advised heem
I can agree with thatAh can agree wi' 'at
she allows itshe allows it
we announce itwe annoonce it
I can apologizeAh can apologize
she appears todayshe appears the-day
they arranged thatthey arranged 'at
I can arrive tomorrowAh can arrife tha' moorns nicht
she can ask himshe can ask heem
she attaches thatshe attaches 'at
we attack themwe lat at them
they avoid herthey avoid 'er
I can bake itAh can bake it
she is like himshe is loch heem
we beat itwe beat it
they became happythey becam canty
I can begin thatAh can begin 'at
we borrowed moneywe borrowed bunsens
they breathe airthey breathe air
I can bring itAh can brin' it
I can build thatAh can build 'at
she buys foodshe buys scran
we calculate itwe calculate it
they carry itthey carry it
they don't cheatthey dornt cheat
she chooses himshe chooses heem
we close itwe close it
he comes herehe comes haur
I can compare thatAh can compaur 'at
she competes with meshe competes wi' me
we complain about itwe greit abit it
they continued readingthey continued readin'
he cried about thathe cried abit 'at
I can decide nowAh can decide noo
she described it to meshe described it tae me
we disagree about itwe disagree abit it
they disappeared quicklythey disappeared quickly
I discovered thatAh discovered 'at
she dislikes thatshe dislikes 'at
we do itwe dae it
they dream about itthey dream abit it
I earnedAh earned
he eats a lothe eats a lot
we enjoyed thatwe enjoyed 'at
they entered herethey entered haur
he escaped thathe escaped 'at
I can explain thatAh can explain 'at
she feels that tooshe feels 'at tay
we fled from therewe fled frae thaur
they will fly tomorrowthey will fly tha' moorns nicht
I can follow youAh can follaw ye
she forgot meshe forgot me
we forgive himwe forgife heem
I can give her thatAh can gie 'er 'at
she goes thereshe goes thaur
we greeted themwe greeted them
I hate thatAh hate 'at
I can hear itAh can hear it
she imagine thatshe imagine 'at
we invited themwe invited them
I know himAh ken heem
she learned itshe learned it
we leave nowwe lae noo
they lied about himthey lied abit heem
I can listen to thatAh can listen tae 'at
she lost thatshe tint 'at
we made it yesterdaywe gart it yesterday
they met himthey mit heem
I misspell thatAh misspeel 'at
I always prayAh aye pray
she prefers thatshe prefers 'at
we protected themwe protected them
they will punish herthey will punish 'er
I can put it thereAh can pit it thaur
she will read itshe will reid it
we received thatwe received 'at
they refuse to talkthey refuse tae gab
I remember thatAh min' 'at
she repeats thatshe repeats 'at
we see itwe see it
they sell itthey seel it
I sent that yesterdayAh sent 'at yesterday
he shaved his beardhe shaved his beard
it shrunk quicklyit shrunk quickly
we will sing itwe will sin' it
they sat therethey sat thaur
I can speak itAh can spick it
she spends moneyshe spends bunsens
we suffered from thatwe suffered frae 'at
they suggest thatthey suggest 'at
I surprised himAh surprised heem
she took thatshe took 'at
we teach itwe teach it
they told usthey tauld us
she thanked himshe thanked heem
I can think about itAh can hink abit it
she threw itshe threw it
we understand thatwe kin 'at
they want thatthey want 'at
I can wear itAh can wear it
she writes thatshe writes 'at
we talk about itwe gab abit it
they have itthey hae it
I watched itAh watched it
I will talk about itAh will gab abit it
he bought that yesterdayhe booght 'at yesterday
we finished itwe finished it

Verbs in the present past and future tense have a very important role in Scottish. Once you're done with the Scots Verbs, you might want to check the rest of our Scottish lessons here: Learn Scottish. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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