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Welsh Phrases

Have a bit of fun with your child in Welsh

* = number of syllables.

You ask:

  • Shwmae?  Wyt ti’n hapus?  Wyt ti wedi blino?  Wyt ti’n fendigedig?      
  • Howdy?  Are you happy?  Are you tired? Are you fab?
  • Shoe-my (2)?*  Oyt tea-n happ-iss (2)?*  Oyt tea wedd-ee (2)* bleen-or (2)?*  Oyt tea-n ven-dee-ged-igg (4)?*

You answer:

  • Dw i’n hapus/wedi blino/fendigedig)!                                                                 
  • I’m happy/tired/fab!                                                
  • Dwee’n happ-iss (2)* / wedd-ee (2)* bleen-or (2)* / ven-dee-ged-igg (4)*!

You ask:

  • Wyt ti’n bwyta twrci ar ddydd Nadolig?                      
  • Do you eat turkey on Christmas day?         
  • Oyt tea’n boy-tah twrk-ee (2)* R thee-th (1)* Nad-ol-ig (3)*?

You answer:

  • Dwi’n bwyta………..                                          
  • I eat……
  • Dwee’n boy-tah……
  • Dwi ddim yn bwyta………..                                 
  • I don’t eat……
  • Dwee thim un boy-tah……

 

  • Mae’n well da fi………..                                    
  • I prefer……
  • Mine well dah vee……

 

  • Dw i’n hoffi/caru/casau ………..                     
  • I like/love/hate ……
  • Dwee’n hoff-ee (2)*/carrie/cass-eye (2)* ……

 

  • Dw i’n meddwl bod …… yn fendigedig/dwp                                
  • I think that …………is fabulous/stupid
  • Dwee’n meth-wl (2)* bored …… yn ven-dee-ged-ig (4)* / dwp…

                                                                                    

*number of syllables.

 

Welsh

English

Pronunciation

Beth ydy’r pwynt?

What’s the point?

Beth udie’r point?

Ti’n jocan?

You’re joking?

Tea’n jock-ann

Nefi bliw!

Gracious!

Nevi blew!

Bois bach!

Flipping heck!

Boy-s back!

Heb os

Definitely

Hair-b oss

Twt lol!

Nonsense!

Twt lol!

Ca dy geg!

Shut up!

Car duh gare-g