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    Welsh Phrases, Welsh Words, and Welsh Sayings

    English to Welsh - Five Most asked about Welsh Phrase

    1. What is "Hello in Welsh"                  - Helô / Hylô
    2. What is "Thank you in Welsh"         - Diolch yn fawr
    3. What is "Welsh for Good Morning"  - Bore Da
    4. What is "Welsh for I love you"         - Rwy'n dy garu di
    5. What is "Welsh for Wales"               - Cymru


    Welsh words, Welsh phrases, Welsh sayings, Welsh idioms, Welsh language



    Thirty Popular Welsh Words or Phrases

    • Merry Christmas in Welsh - Nadolig Llawen
    • Happy New Year in Welsh - Blwyddyn Newydd Dda
    • Wales in Welsh - Cymru
    • Good evening in Welsh - Noswaith dda
    • Goodbye in Welsh - Hwyl fawr (Da boch chi in South Wales)
    • Good afternoon in Welsh - Prynhawn da
    • Good night in Welsh - Nos da
    • Cheers in Welsh - Iechyd da
    • You in Welsh - Chi (formal) or Ti (informal)
    • How are you in Welsh - Sut mae or Shw mae
    • Welsh for congratulations - Llongyfarchiadau
    • Welcome in Welsh - Croeso
    • Welsh for Good Luck - Pob hwyl
    • Well Done in Welsh - Da Iawn
    • Thank you very much in Welsh - Diolch yn fawr iawn
    • Cuddles in Welsh - Cwtch
    • Welcome to Wales in Welsh - Croeso i Gymru
    • Beautiful in Welsh - Hyfryd
    • What's your name - Beth ydy eich enw chi
    • Beth ydy xxxx yn Gymraeg - What is xxxx in Welsh
    • Welsh for My Name Is - Fy enw i ydyd xxx
    • I love you in Welsh - Rwy'n dy garu di
    • Happy birthday in Welsh - Penblwydd hapus
    • I'm sorry in Welsh - Mae'n ddrwg 'da fi
    • Where do you live in Welsh - Lle ydych chi'n byw
    • Where's the toilet in Welsh - Lle mae'r ty bach
    • I'm learning Welsh - Rwy'n dysgu Cymraeg
    • Raining in Welsh - Mae hi'n bwrw glaw
    • Sunshine in Welsh - Mae hi'n heulog
    • Weather in Welsh - Tywydd

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    • Good morning - Bore da
    • Good afternoon - Prynhawn da
    • Good night - Nos da
    • Goodbye - Hwyl
    • Welcome - Croeso
    • What's your name - Beth ydy dy enw di
    • How are you - Sut wyt ti
    • Good, thank you - Da iawn, diolch
    • Good health - Iechyd da
    • Best wishes - Dymudiadau gorau
    • Very Good/Well Done - Da iawn

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    Birthdays and Love

    • Happy birthday - Penblwydd hapus
    • Happy birthday to you - Penblwydd hapus i ti
    • I love you - Rwy'n dy garu di
    • Lots of love from [Sian] - Llawer of gariad oddiwrth [Sian]

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    Times of the Year

    • Winter - Gaeaf
    • Spring - Gwanwyn
    • Summer - Hâf
    • Autumn - Hydref
    • Christmas - Nadolig
    • New year - Blwyddyn Newydd
    • Easter - Pasg
    • Happy St David's Day - Dydd Gwyl Dewi hapus
    • Merry Christmas - Nadolig Llawen
    • Happy New Year - Blwyddyn Newydd Dda

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    • One - Un
    • Two - Dau
    • Three - Tri
    • Four - Pedwar
    • Five - {ump
    • Six - Chwech
    • Seven - Saith
    • Eight - Wyth
    • Nine - Naw
    • Ten - Deg

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      Days of the Week

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

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      Months of the Year

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

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      Welsh Idioms and Welsh Expressions

      Cenedl heb iaith yw cenedl heb galon
      A nation without a language is a nation without a heart

      Heb ei fai, heb ei eni
      He who is without fault is not born

      Dyfal donc a dyr y garreg
      Perseverance is the key to success (“Tapping consistently will break the stone”)

      Nid aur yw popeth melyn
      All that glitters is not gold (“Everything yellow isn’t gold)

      Ar y gweill

      In progress ("On the (knitting) needles")

      Mae hi'n bwrw hen wragedd a ffyn 
      Its raining cats and dogs (“It's raining old ladies and sticks”)

      Cyntaf i'r felin caiff falu

      First come, first served, the early bird catches the worm ("First to the mill will get to grind")

      A ddwg ŵy a ddwy fwy

      A leopard never changes his spots ("He who steals an egg will steal more")

      Angel pen ffordd, diawl pen tân

      Charming to outsiders, a devil in the home, two-faced ("An angel on the road, a devil at the fireplace")

      Cannwyll fy llygad oedd fy mab

      My son is the apple of my eye (“My son is the candle of my eye”)

      Unwaith yn y pedwar amser 

      Once in a blue moon (“Once in the four seasons”)

      Mae'n draed moch arna fi

      I've made a complete mess of something ("There is pigs feet on me")

      Ei wynt yn ei ddwrn

      He/She's in a great hurry (“with his breath in his fist”)

      Siarad fel melin bupur

      Talks no-stop (“Talks like a pepper mill”)

      Llygad ei lle

      Absolutely correct (“eye of his/her place”)

      Rhoi'r ffidil yn y tô

      To throw in the towel ("Put the fiddle in the roof")

      Paid â chodi pais ar ôl piso

      Don't cry over spilt milk ("Don't raise your petticoat after peeing")

      Mae'r euog yn ffoi heb neb yn ei erlid
      The guilty flee with no one chasing them

      Hir yw pob aros
      All waiting is long ("Better late than never")

      Gorau prinder, prinder geiriau
      The best shortage is a shortage of words

      Deuparth gwaith yw ei ddechrau
      Starting your work is two thirds of the work

      A fo ben, bid bont
      He who want to be a leader should be a bridge

      A ddwg ŵy a ddwg fwy
      He who would steal an egg will steal more

      Côf a lithr, llythyrau a geidw
      Memory slips, letters remain

      Dywedyn dda am dy gyfaill, am dy elyn dywed ddim
      Speak well of your friend; of your enemy, say nothing

      Gwell swllt dda na sofren ddrwg
      Better a good shilling than a dud sovereign

      Gwell fy mwthyn fy hun na phlas arall
      Better my own cottage than the palace of another

      Gair i gall, ffon i’r anghall
      A word to the wise, a stick to the unwise.

      Haws twyllo maban na gwrachan
      A boy is easier tricked than an old lady

      Na ad i’th dafod dorri’th wddf
      Let not your tongue cut your throat.

      Segurdod yw clod y cledd
      A sword’s honour is its idleness.

      Yn cerdded yn ling di long
      To dilly dally ("To loiter or walk casually")


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