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Understanding Scottish phrases

By BZashleigh 31 May 2021

If you're new to Scotland then you may have come across some words or phrases you're not exactly sure of.

Here's some to get you started...

"Ah dinnae ken"
Translation: "I don't know"

"Geein me the boak"
Translation: "That makes me feel sick"

"That's braw"
Translation: "That's great/brilliant"

"Don't be a wee clipe"
Translation: "Don't be a tell-tale"

"Keep the heid!"
Translation: "Stay calm, don't get upset"

"Haud yer wheesht!"
Translation: "Be quiet"

"Yer bum's oot the windae"
Translation: "You're talking rubbish"

"I'm getting the messages"
Translation: "I'm getting the grocery shopping"

"Guid gear comes in sma' bulk"
Translation: "Good things come in small packages"

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