Welsh for Microwave

Welsh for "Microwave"

The Welsh for Microwave is, "Meicrodon" or "Popty Ping".

Meicrodon is a literal translation of microwave whereas Popty Ping translates as a Pinging Oven. Meicrodon is more formal than Popty Ping.

If you are using the Welsh for microwave in writing, then you should use Meicrodon. However it is also ok in spoken Welsh. The words Popty Ping are not suitable for written Welsh as it is too colloquial. Popty Ping has also been known to upset some welsh speakers as they believe it makes the language look ridiculous. This not a universal view by any means.


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You may be interested to know that a popular question asked of us is, "what does Cwtch, cwtches or cwtching mean"? (Cwtch is pronounced as in "butch" in English). Perhaps literally, it means to cuddle or to hug and in that regard there is a saying, "anyone can cuddle but only the Welsh can cwtch". It does have another meaning is a cubbyhole or cupboard; a small space in which to store things safely, such as an under stairs cupboard. Often heard, "give me a cwtch", or "they are cwtching", it should make anybody feel safe, warm and comforted.


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