Present Tense

Welsh Lesson 13 (Present Tense & Survival)

Duration: 30 mins

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This 13th lesson deals with the present tense in Welsh. In addition I included a vocabulary list about survival and emergencies. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Welsh Classes.


The present is one of the 3 tenses (past, present, and future) we will be discussing in the next 3 lessons. So it is recommended not to skip any of them because they are all related.

Below is a list of 15 sentences conjugated into the present tense. I focused on the examples you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, Welsh, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Present Tense in Welsh

Present Welsh
I see youRwy'n dy weld di
I write with a penRwy'n defnyddio ysgrifbin i ysgrifennu
You love applesRwyt ti'n dwli ar afalau
You give moneyRwyt ti'n rhoi arian
You play tennisRwyt ti'n chwarae tennis
He reads a bookMae e'n darllen llyfr
He understands meMae hi'n fy neall i
She has a catMae ganddi chath
She knows my friendMae hi'n adnabod fy ffrind
We want to learnRydym ni eisiau dysgu
We think Spanish is easyRydym ni'n meddwl bod Sbaeneg yn rhwydd
You (plural) work hereRydych chi'n gweithio yma
You (plural) speak FrenchRydych chi'n siarad Ffrangeg
They drive a carGyrron nhw car
They smileMae nhw'n gwenu


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Survival Expressions

Below is a list of 28 words related to survival expressions such as emergencies, and calling for help. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to communicate better when in distress or when providing help to someone else who is in need.

Survival Expressions in Welsh

Headachecur pen
Heart attacktrawiad ar y galon
Help meHelpwch fi
Stomach achepoen stumog
Strokestrôc/ trawiad


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Daily Conversation in Welsh

Finally, here are some common sentences to strengthen your conversation skills. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Welsh Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Welsh

Are you okay?Ydych chi'n iawn?
Call a doctor!Ffoniwch y meddgyg/ doctor
Call the ambulance!Ffoniwch yr ambiwlans
Call the police!Ffoniwch yr heddlu!
Calm down!Tawelwch/ Llonydd os gwelch yn dda!
I feel sickRwy'n teimlo'n dost
It hurts hereMae'n brifo yma
It's urgent!Mae'n achos brys!
Where is the closest pharmacy?Ble mae'r fferyllfa agosaf?
You look beautiful! (to a woman)Rwyt ti'n brydferth!
You have a beautiful nameMae gen ti enw brydferth
This is my wifeDyma fy ngwraig.
This is my husbandDyma fy ngwr

Fun Facts

Language Quote: ❝To have another language is to possess a second soul.❞ ‒Charlemagne

Congratulations! You finished your 13th lesson in Welsh about the present tense, and survival expressions. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Welsh Lesson 14. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Welsh homepage.

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