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Mwynhewch y gorau o Gymru - Enjoy the very best of Wales!

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Useful Welsh Sayings / Phrases / Words

Here are some helpful Welsh phrases to get you started. Be sure to have a look at our Old Welsh Proverbs for perfect examples of the wicked Welsh humour.

Wales

  • Cymru - Wales
  • Cymry - Welsh (people)
  • Cymraeg - Welsh (language)
  • Cymru am byth! - Wales forever!
  • Hen Wlad fy Nhadau - Land of My Fathers (Welsh national anthem)

Essentials

  • Ie - Yes
  • Nage - No
  • Diolch - Thank you
  • Diolch yn fawr - Thank you very much
  • Os gwelwch yn dda - Please
  • Esgusodwch fi - Excuse me
  • Mae'n flin gyda fi - Sorry (South)
  • Mae'n ddrwg gen i - Sorry (North)
  • Chwarae teg - Fair play

Greetings

  • Bore da - Good morning
  • Prynhawn da - Good afternoon
  • Noswaith dda - Good evening
  • Nos da - Goodnight
  • Helô / Hylô - Hello
  • Shw mae?  - How are you? (South)
  • Sut mae?  - How are you? (North)
  • Croeso - Welcome
  • Hwyl - Bye
  • Hwyl am nawr - Bye for now (South)
  • Hwyl am rwan - Bye for now (North)

Celebrations

  • Nadolig Llawen - Merry Christmas
  • Blwyddyn Newydd Dda - Happy New Year
  • Cyfarchion y Tymor - Season’s greetings
  • Penblwydd Hapus - Happy Birthday
  • Pob lwc - Good luck
  • Dymuniadau gorau - Best wishes
  • Llongyfarchiadau - Congratulations
  • Iechyd da! - Cheers! (Good health)

Love

  • Dw i'n dy garu di / Rwy'n dy garu di - I love you (formal / informal)
  • Cariad - Love, Darling
  • Llawer o gariad oddi wrth - Lots of love from
  • Cwtch - Cuddle (South)
  • Cwtsh - Cuddle (North)

Numbers

  • Un - One - 1
  • Dau - Two - 2
  • Tri - Three - 3
  • Pedwar - Four - 4
  • Pump - Five - 5
  • Chwech - Six - 6
  • Saith - Seven - 7
  • Wyth - Eight - 8
  • Naw - Nine - 9
  • Deg - Ten - 10

Days of the week

  • Dydd Llun - Monday
  • Dydd Mawrth - Tuesday
  • Dydd Mercher - Wednesday
  • Dydd Iau - Thursday
  • Dydd Gwener - Friday
  • Dydd Sadwrn - Saturday
  • Dydd Sul - Sunday

Months of the year

  • Ionawr - January
  • Chwefror - February
  • Mawrth - March
  • Ebrill - April
  • Mai - May
  • Mehefin - June
  • Gorffennaf - July
  • Awst - August
  • Medi - September
  • Hydref - October
  • Tachwedd - November
  • Rhagfyr - December

Weather

  • Mae'n bwrw glaw - It's raining
  • Mae'n bwrw eira - It's snowing
  • Mae'n wyntog - It's windy
  • Mae'n oer - It's cold
  • Mae'n heulog - It's sunny