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  • Microwave in Welsh - Welsh for Microwave

    Welsh for Microwave

    Microwave in Welsh is, "Meicrodon" or "Popty Ping".

    The Welsh word for Microwave is Meicrodon. It is a literal translation of microwave, meicro being the Welsh for Micro and Don is Welsh for wave. Going a little further, a Ffwrn Meicrodon (or a Popty Meicrodon) translates as a microwave oven.

    Microwave in Welsh - Colloquial

    Colloquially, Popty Ping literally translates as a Pinging Oven, a very onomatopoeic way of saying microwave in Welsh. Meicrodon is more formal than Popty Ping.

    If you are using the Welsh word for microwave in writing, then you should use Meicrodon, as Popty Ping 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!


    Welsh for "Microwave" - Meicrodon or Popty Ping - Useful Welsh Words, Welsh phrases, sayings and idioms, click here ...


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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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