Galician 101

Galician Word List

The purpose of this list is to give a rough idea of the Galician language. The words listed below are not the most common words, but a broad sampling of words. See the Word Lists page for more details.

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Galician
(Galego)
I

eu
you *(sing.)*

ti
he

el
we

nós
you *(pl.)*

vós
they

eles
this

este
that

ese
here

aquí
there

alí
who

quen
what

que
where

onde,ú
when

cando
how

como
not

non
all

todo
many

moitos
some

algún
few

pouco
other

outro
one

un
two

dous, dúas
three

tres
four

catro
five

cinco
big

grande
long

longo
wide

largo
thick

groso
heavy

pesado
small

pequeno
short

curto
narrow

estreito
thin

delgado, fraco
woman

muller
man
(adult male)

home
man
(human being)

home
child

neno
wife

esposa, muller
husband

esposo, home, marido
mother

nai, mai
father

pai
animal

animal
fish

peixe
bird

ave, paxaro
dog

can
louse

piollo
snake

cobra, serpe
worm

verme, miñoca
tree

árbore
forest

monte, bosque
stick

pau, vara
fruit

froito sg, froita pl
seed

semente
leaf

folla
root

raíz
bark

casca, cortiza, tona
flower

flor
grass

herba
rope

corda
skin

pel
meat

carne
blood

sangue
bone

óso
fat

graxa
egg

ovo
horn

corno
tail

rabo
feather

pluma
hair

pelo
head

cabeza
ear

orella
eye

ollo
nose

nariz
mouth

boca
tooth

dente
tongue

lingua
fingernail

uña
foot

leg

perna
knee

xeonllo
hand

man
wing

á
belly

barriga
guts

tripas
neck

pescozo
back

lombo, costas
breast

peito
heart

corazón
liver

fígado
drink

beber
eat

comer
bite

morder
suck

chupar
spit

cuspir
vomit

vomitar
blow

soprar
breathe

respirar
laugh

rir
see

ver
hear

oír
know (facts)

saber
think

pensar
smell

cheirar
fear

temer
sleep

durmir
live

vivir
die

morrer
kill

matar
fight

loitar
hunt

cazar
hit

bater
cut

cortar
split

partir
stab

apuñalar
scratch

rabuñar
dig

cavar
swim

nadar
fly *(v.)*

voar
walk

andar, camiñar
come

vir
lie

estar deitado
sit

sentar
stand

estar de pé
turn

virar
fall

caer
give

dar
hold

soster, termar
squeeze

apertar
rub

fretar
wash

lavar
wipe

limpar
pull

tirar
push

puxar
throw

tirar
tie

atar
sew

coser
count

contar
say

dicir
sing

cantar
play

xogar
float

flotar
flow

fluír
freeze

conxelar, xear
swell

inchar
sun

sol
moon

lúa
star

estrela
water

auga
rain

chuvia
river

río
lake

lago
sea

mar
salt

sal
stone

pedra
sand

area
dust

po
earth

terra
cloud

nube
fog

néboa
sky

ceo
wind

vento
snow

neve
ice

xeo
smoke

fume
fire

lume
ash

cinza
burn

queimar
road

estrada
mountain

monte
red

vermello
green

verde
yellow

amarelo
white

branco
black

negro
night

noite
day

día
year

ano
warm

quente
cold

frío
full

cheo
new

novo
old

vello
good

bo
bad

malo
rotten

podre
dirty

lixoso
straight

recto
round

redondo
sharp

afiado
dull

cego
smooth

suave
wet

húmido
dry

seco
correct

correcto
near

preto
far

lonxe
right (adj.)

dereita

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