The Thinking of Speaking
Issue #24 November / December 2016
Basic Guide to Welsh
by Erik Zidowecki
November / December 2016 | 
Basic Guide to
Welsh is Celtic languages, spoken natively in Wales by over 3 million residents. It is often very daunting for people to learn it because of the seemingly lack of vowels and difference between spelling and pronunciation.

Here are some beginner words and phrases in Welsh for a basic introduction to it.

Good morning.Bore da.
Good afternoon.Prynhawn da.
Good night.Nos da.
How are you?Sut ydych chi?
Fine, thank you.Iawn, diolch.
What is your name?Be' dy'ch enw chi?
My name is ...... yw f'enw i.
Nice to meet you.Cwrdd â chi yn foddhaus.
GoodbyeHwyl fawr
YesIe / Ia
PleaseOs gwelwch yn dda
Thank youDiolch
You're welcomeCroeso
I do not understand.Dw i ddim yn deall.
Where is the toilet?Ble mae'r toiled?
Excuse me.Esgusodwch fi.
I beg your pardon!Esgusodwch fi!
I don’t speak Welsh.Alla i ddim siarad Cymraeg.
I speak a little Welsh.Rwyn siarad tamaid bach o Gymraeg.
Do you speak English?Ydych chi'n siarad Saesneg?
Look out!Hendiwch!
Have a nice day.Cael diwrnod braf.

Basic Guide to Welsh
Writer: Erik Zidowecki
Petey: Flag; View of city

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