Past Tense

Welsh Lesson 14 (Past Tense & Colors)

Duration: 30 mins

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This 14th lesson deals with the past tense in Welsh. In addition I included a vocabulary list about colors, as well as some basic phrases. 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 past is one of the 3 tenses (present, past, 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 past 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.

Past Tense in Welsh

Past Welsh
I saw youGwelais i ti
I wrote with a penDefnyddiais ysgrifbin i ysgrifennu
You loved applesRoeddet ti'n caru afalau
You gave moneyRhoddaist ti arian
You played tennisChwaraeaist ti tennis
He read (past tense) a bookDarllenodd e lyfr
He understood meDeallodd e fi
She had a catRoedd ganddi chath
She knew my friendRoedd hi'n adnabod fy ffrind
We wanted to learnRoeddym ni eisiau dysgu
We thought Spanish is easyRoeddym ni'n meddwl bod Sbaeneg yn rhwydd
You (plural) worked hereGweithioch chi yma
You (plural) spoke FrenchRoeddych chi'n siarad Ffrangeg
They drove a carGyrron nhw gar
They smiledGwnaethon nhw wenu


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List of Colors in Welsh

Below is a list of 18 words and expressions related to colors.

Colors in Welsh

Colors Welsh
Dark colorlliw tywyll
Light colorlliw golau


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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

English Welsh
Black is his favorite colorEi hoff liw yw du
I have black hairMae gen i wallt du
Red is not his favorite colorNid coch yw ei hoff liw
She drives a yellow carMae hi'n gyrru car melyn
The sky is blueMae'r awyr yn las
Your cat is whiteMae dy gath di'n wyn
I enjoyed myself very muchGwnes i fwynhau yn fawr iawn
I agree with youRwy'n cytuno
Are you sure?Ydych chi'n sicr?
Be careful!Gan bwyll!
Cheers!Iechyd da!
Would you like to go for a walk?Hoffech chi find am dro?

Fun Facts

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

Congratulations! You finished your 14th lesson in Welsh about the past tense, and a vocabulary list about colors. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Welsh Lesson 15. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Welsh homepage.

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Linguistic Welsh Vocabulary
Culture Welsh Phrases
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