Scottish Vocabulary

If you're trying to learn Scottish Vocabulary which is also called Scots, check our courses about vocabulary and expressions... 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 Vocabulary

Learning the Scottish Vocabulary 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 Vocabulary is in the structure of the grammar in Scottish.

Scottish vocabulary is the set of words you should be familiar with. A vocabulary usually grows and evolves with age, and serves as a useful and fundamental tool for communication and acquiring knowledge. Here are some examples:

English VocabularyScottish Vocabulary
Vocabulary
colorscolors
blackblack
blueblue
brownbroon
graygray
greengreen
orangeorange
purplepurple
redred
whitewhite
yellowyella'

List of Vocabulary in Scottish

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

English VocabularyScottish Vocabulary
sizessizes
bigbig
deepdeep
longlang
narrownarraw
shortcuttie
smallwee
talltaa
thickthick
thinthin
widewide
tastestastes
bitterheavy
freshcaller
saltysalty
soursoor
spicyspicy
sweetsweit
qualitiesqualities
badbad
cleanclean
darkmirk
difficultdifficult
dirtygrottie
drydry
easyeasy
emptyboss
expensiveexpensife
fastfest
foreignforeign
fullfoo
goodguid
hardstoaner
heavyheavy
inexpensiveinexpensife
lightlecht
locallocal
newnew
noisynoisy
oldauld
powerfulpowerful
quietwhieest
correctcorrect
slowslaw
softsoft
veryhuir uv a
weakweak
wetdreich
wrongwrang
youngyoong
foodscran
almondsalmonds
breadbreed
breakfastbreakfest
butterbutter
candycandy
cheesecheese
chickenchookie
cumincumin
dessertdessert
dinnertatties an' neebs
fishfesh
fruitfruit
ice creamice cream
lamblamb
lemonlemon
lunchlunch
mealscran
meatmeat
ovenoven
pepperpepper
plantsplants
porkpork
saladsalad
saltsalt
sandwichpiece
sausagelink
soupsoop
sugarsugar
suppersupper
turkeyturkey
appleapple
bananabanana
orangesoranges
peachespeaches
peanutpeanut
pearspears
pineapplepineapple
grapesgrapes
strawberriesstrawberries
vegetablesvegetables
carrotcarrot
corncorn
cucumbercucumber
garlicgarlic
lettucelettuce
olivesoli'es
onionsonions
pepperspeppers
potatoestatties
pumpkinpumpkin
beansbeans
tomatoestomatoes
alligatoralligatur
alligatorsalligators
bearbear
bearsbears
birdspyug
birdskimmers
bullbull
bullsbulls
catmoggie
catscats
cowcoo
cowscows
deerdeer
many deermony deer
dogdug
dogsdogs
donkeydonkey
donkeysdonkeys
eagleeagle
eagleseagles
elephantelephant
elephantselephants
giraffegiraffe
giraffesgiraffes
goatgoat
goatsgoats
horsecuddie
horseshorses
lionlion
lionslions
monkeybawbag
monkeysmonkeys
mousemoose
micemice
rabbitconey
rabbitsrabbits
snakesnake
snakessnakes
tigertiger
tigerstigers
wolfwolf
wolveswolves
objectsobjects
bathroombathroom
bedscratcher
bedroombedroom
ceilingceilin'
chairchair
clothesclase
coatjeekit
cupcup
deskdesk
dressfrock
floorfluir
forkfork
furniturefurniture
glassglass
hathat
househoose
inkink
jacketjaekit
kitchenscullery
knifechib
lamplamp
letterletter
mapmap
newspapernewspaper
notebooknotebook
pantskeks
paperpepper
penpen
pencilpencil
pharmacypharmacy
picturepicture
plateplate
refrigeratorrefrigeratur
restaurantrestaurant
roofroof
roomroom
rugrug
scissorsscissors
shampooshampoo
shirtsark
shoessheen
soapsoap
sockssocks
spoonspoon
tabletable
toiletlavvy
toothbrushtoothbrush
toothpastetoothpaste
toweltowel
umbrellabrolly
underwearunderwear
walldyke
walletsporen
windowwindae
telephonetelephain
thisthes
that'at
thesethese
thosethose
Questions
how?hoo?
what?whit?
who?fa?
why?wa?
where?whaur?
different objectsdifferent objects
artart
bankbenk
beachbeach
bookbook
by bicycleby bicycle
by busby bus
by carby motur
by trainby train
cafecafe
countrycoontry
desertdesert
dictionarydictionary
earthearth
flowersflowers
footballfitba
forestforest
gamegam
gardengarden
geographygeography
historyhistory
househoose
islandislain
lakeloch
librarylibrary
mathmath
moonmoon
mountainben
moviesmovies
musicgraphite loons
oceanbrine
officeoffice
on footoan fit
playerplayer
riverriver
sciencescience
seabrine
skylift
soccerfootbaa
starsstars
supermarketsupermarkit
swimming poolswimmin' pool
theatertheater
treecabre
weatherweaither
bad weatherbad weaither
cloudycloody
coldbraw
coolstoat
foggyfoggy
hothot
nice weatherbraw weaither
pouringpoorin'
rainrain
rainingrainin'
snowsnaw
snowingsnowin'
iceice
sunnysunny
windywindy
springsprin'
summersummer
autumnautumn
winterwinter
peoplefowk
auntaunt
babybairn
brotherbrither
cousincoosin
daughterdochter
dentistdentist
doctordoctur
fatherfaither
grandfathergrandfaither
grandmothergrandmother
husbandguidman
mothermammy
nephewnephew
nieceniece
nursenurse
policemanpoliceman
postmanpostie
professorprofessur
sonson
teacherteacher
uncleuncle
wifeguidwife

Vocabulary and expressions have a very important role in Scottish. Once you're done with the Scots Vocabulary, 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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