Welsh Lesson 9 (Questions and Misunderstanding)

Duration: 30 mins

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This 9th lesson teaches an important aspect in Welsh which is the interrogative form also called questions. In addition, there is a list of vocabulary terms about misunderstanding and finally some commonly used 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.


Being able to ask questions is what makes us curious beings, which in turns broadens our knowledge. It is no different when it comes to learning Welsh. You will always be asking questions, and the following are some tools to help you in that quest.

The following are the 5 Ws + "how" commonly used adverbs to express the interrogative form. Most likely, whenever a question needs to be asked, one of them should be used. 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.

Interrogative Form in Welsh

Questions Welsh

Now we will try to implement the adverbs above into full Welsh sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

Welsh Questions in a Sentence

Can I come?Galla i ddod?
Can I help you?Alla i eich helpu?
Can you help me?Allwch chi fy helpu i?
Do you know her?Ydych chi'n ei adnabod hi?
Do you speak English?Ydych chi'n siarad Saesneg?
How difficult is it?Pa mor anodd ydyw?
How far is this?Pa mor bell i ffwrdd yw hyn?
How much is this?Faint yw hwn?
How would you like to pay?Sut hoffwch chi dalu?
What is this called?Beth mae hwn yn cael ei alw?
What is your name?Beth yw dy enw di?
What time is it?Faint o'r gloch ydy hi?
When can we meet?Pryd gallwn ni gwrdd?
Where do you live?Lle ydych chi'n byw?
Who is knocking at the door?Pwy sydd yn curo'r drws?
Why is it expensive?Pam ei fod e mor brud?


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Vocabulary List about Misunderstanding

There are times when you will not understand what a person said in Welsh, or simply that you want them to repeat a word. The following are 24 expressions used to clear misunderstandings. Very essential to any conversation!

Misunderstanding in Welsh

Misunderstanding Welsh
Can you repeat?Gallwch chi ailddweud hynny (os gwelwch yn dda)?
Can you speak slowly?Siaradwch yn arafach (os gwelwch yn dda)
Did you understand what I said?Ydych chi'n deall beth rwy'n ei ddweud?
Don't worry!Paid/ Peidiwch a phoeni!
Excuse me? (i.e. I beg your pardon?)Esgusodwch fi?
How do you say "OK" in French?Sut ydych yn dweud ""OK/ iawn"" yn Ffrangeg?
I don't know!Nid wy'n gwybod!
I don't understand!Nid wyf yn deall!
I need to practice my FrenchMae angen i mi ymarfer fy Ffrangeg
Is that right?Ydy hynny'n gywir?
Is that wrong?Ydy hynny'n anghywir?
My French is badMae fy Ffrangeg yn wael
No problem!Dim problem!
Quicklyyn gyflym
Slowlyyn araf
Sorry (to apologize)Mae'n flin gennyf
To speaksiarad
What does that word mean in English?Beth ydy'r gair hynny yn ei feddwl yn Saesneg?
What is this?Beth yw hwn?
What should I say?Beth dylwn i ei ddweud?
What's that called in French?Sut ydych chi'n dweud hynny yn Ffrangeg?
Write it down please!Gallwch chi ysgrifennu hynny i lawr (os gwelwch yn dda)?


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Daily Conversation in Welsh

Finally, a list of some common phrases that you might come across from time to time. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Welsh Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Welsh

English Welsh
Thishwn/ hon/ hyn
Thathwnnw/ honna/ hynny
In The Morningyn y bore
In the eveningyn yr hwyr
At Nightyn y nos
Really!Mewn gwirionedd!
Hurry up!Brysiwch!

Fun Facts

Language Quote: The oldest written language was believed to be written in about 4500 BC.

Congratulations! You finished your 9th lesson in Welsh about questions, and misunderstanding. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Welsh Lesson 10. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Welsh homepage.

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