Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"
Michelle Kaplan
"The New York Radio Girl"

Scottish English expressions

In today’s episode you’ll get 4 Scottish English expressions to speak with a local in Scotland.

These expressions are super common in Scotland but you’ll never hear them in the United States.

Here are 4 Scottish English expressions:

  • ‘That’s me away”: This means “I am going now” or “I am leaving”
  •  “To go and get the messages”: To go food shopping in a supermarket or grocery store.
  •  “Away to your bed”: This means “go to your bed” and this is something that a mother might say to her child when she is frustrated or annoyed or wanting to be firm.
  •  Modal verbs such as “want” and “need”: In Scottish English they use the progressive tense. They say “will you be wanting that?” instead of “do you want that?”
  •  “Aye”: This means “yes” in Scotland. It can be used in a more formal situation.


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