Welsh idioms (Idiomau Cymraeg)

A collection of idiomatic expressions and sayings in Welsh, with English equivalents and translations.

Idioms English versions
Ar gefn ei geffyl gwyn Full of mischief
("On the back of his white horse")
Ar y gweill In progress
("On the (knitting) needles")
Dawnsio ar y dibyn Playing with fire
("Dancing on the cliff edge")
Dim yn yr un cae Not in the same league
("Not in the same field")
Mae fe'n gwybod hyd ei gyrn He knows his own strengths and weaknesses
("He knows the length of his horns")
Mae e'n cadw draenog yn ei boced
Mae ganddo ddraenog yn ei boced
He's tight with money
("He keeps/has a hedgehog in his pocket")
Mae fe'n lladd gwair He's killing time
("He's mowing hay")
Mae'n draed moch arna fi I've made a mess or in a mess about something I've done
("There is pigs feet on me")
Mae'r esgid yn gwasgu Money is scarce
("The shoe is very tight")
Mi rown fy mhen i'w dorri I'm absolutely certain
("I'll give my head for breaking")
Rhoi'r ffidil yn y tô To throw in the towel
("Put the fiddle in the roof")
Roedd hi'n berwi fel cawl pys She was chattering/talking incessantly
("She was boiling like pea soup")
Yn cerdded yn ling di long To dilly dally
("To loiter or walk casually")


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