Assorted 'useful' foreign phrases

These phrases come mainly from phrasebooks and language courses. Some of them are intended to illustrate particular grammatical points, others I just found amusing. Finding occasions to use them might be quite challenging, but you'll probably have fun trying. Maybe you could use them as ice breakers, chat-up lines, as part of a comedy routine, or for some surreal conversations.

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Welsh

Mae clwb nos Owen yn gwerthu pannas.
Owen's night club sells parsnips

Bydda i'n bwyta pannas gydag Owen wrth gwrs.
Of course I'll eat parsnips with Owen.

Mae Owen eisiau symud i’r de orllewin i brynu pannas
Owen wants to move east to buy parsnips.

Dwedodd Owen fod y dyn wedi prynu gormod o bannas.
Owen said that the man sold too many parsnips.

Roedd y malwod yn bwyta pannas Owen
The snail ate Owen's parsnips.

Roedd y pannas yn flasus ym mil naw naw naw.
The parsnips were tasty in 1999.

Gwnaiff Owen bont i gyrraed y pannas.
Owen will make a bridge to the parsnips

Caiff pannas Owen eu dwyn gan eliffant Megan.
Owen's parsnips were stolen by Megan's elephant.

Basai Owen yn mynd i'r brotest gyda'r pannas.
Owen would go to the protest with the parsnips

Mae Owen yn ceisio bwydo’r llew gyda’r pannas pinc.
Owen is trying to feed the lion with pink parsnips.

Mae Owen yn gweithio ar y fferm pannas.
Owen is working on the parsnip farm.

Mae Owen yn bwyta pannas fel arth farus!
Owen is eating parsnips like a greedy bear!

Gwrandawodd Owen ar y pannas yn coginio.
Owen listened to the parsnips cooking.

Mae pannas Owen yn sownd yn y cwpwrdd.
Owen's parsnips are stuck in the cupboard.

Mae’r ddraig newydd fynd ag Owen a’r pannas i’r lleuad
The dragon has just taken Owen and the parsnips to the moon.

Mae Owen yn talu trethi mewn pannas.
Owen is paying taxes in parsnips.

Mae Owen a Megan eisiau cyfrif eu pannas.
Owen and Megan want to count their parsnips.

Does dim elw mewn pannas yn ôl Owen
There's no profit in parsnips according to Owen.

Mae Owen yn tyfu pannas yn y dosbarth Bioleg.
Owen is growing parsnips in the Biology class.

Mae Cyngor Tref Aberteifi yn tyfu pannas i Owen.
Cardigan Town Council is growing parsnips for Owen.

Am bannas blasus! Rhaid mai Owen oedd eu coginio nhw.
What delicious parnsips! Owen must have cooked them.

Roedd Owen yn siarad ymlaen ac ymlaen am y pannas.
Owen was going on and on about parsnips.

Mae dafad wedi bwyta fy mrechdanau!
A sheep has eaten my sandwiches!

Fydd Iago ddim yn prynu petrol yfory.
James will not be buying petrol tomorrow.

Mae'n brydgell ac mae'r brochgim stwd / Yn gimblo a gyrian yn y mhello.
'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves / Did gyre and gimble in the wabe.

For the Jaberwocky text in English plus translations and parodies see: http://www76.pair.com/keithlim/jabberwocky/index.html

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Most of these phrases all come from the Duolingo Welsh course and feature pannas (parsnips / carrots) and Owen. They were supplied by Anna Rutten.

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