Useful Welsh phrases

A collection of useful phrases in Welsh, a Celtic language spoken mainly in Wales and Patagonia.

Key to abbreviations: inf = informal, frm = formal, NW = North Wales, SW = South Wales.

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English Cymraeg (Welsh)
Welcome Croeso
Hello (General greeting) Helô
How are you? Sut ydych chi? (frm)
Sut mae? (inf)
Shwmae? (inf)
Shwd wyt ti? (inf)
Ti'n iawn? (inf)
Iawn? (inf)
Reply to 'How are you?' Da iawn, diolch. A chithau? (frm)
Da iawn, diolch. A tithau? (inf) Da iawn, diolch. A chiditha (inf - NW) Iawn, a ti? (inf)
Long time no see Dw i heb dy weld ti ers talwn!
Dw i ddim wedi dy weld ti ers sbel
What's your name? Beth ydy dy enw di? (inf)
Beth ydy'ch enw chi? (frm)
My name is ... ... dwi
... ydw i
Where are you from? O ble wyt ti'n dod? (inf)
O ble ydych chi'n dod? (frm)
I'm from ... Dw i'n dod o ...
Pleased to meet you Mae'n dda gen i gwrdd â chi
Neis cwrdd â chi (frm)
Mae'n dda gen i gwrdd â ti
Neis cwrdd â ti (inf)
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Bore da
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
P'nawn da
Prynhawn da
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Noswaith dda
Good night Nos da
(Parting phrases)
Hwyl fawr
Hwyl nawr
Hywl am y tro
Pob hwyl
Da boch chi
Good luck! Pob lwc!
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Iechyd da!
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Mwynhewch eich bwyd!
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Siwrne dda! (Good journey)
Siwrne saff! (Safe journey)
Maybe Efallai
I don't know Dw i ddim yn gwybod
Dwi'm yn gwbod
Wn i ddim (SW)
Sa i'n gwybod (SW)
Do you understand? Wyt ti'n deall? (inf)
Dach chi'n deall? (frm/pl)
I understand Dw i'n deall
I don't understand Dw i ddim yn deall
Please speak more slowly Siaradwch yn arafach, os gwelwch yn dda (frm)
Siarada yn arafach, os gweli di'n dda (inf)
Please say that again Dywedwch hynny unwaith eto, os gwelwch yn dda (frm)
Dywed hynny unwaith eto, os gweli di'n dda (inf)
Unwaith eto, os gweli di'n dda (inf)
Please write it down Wnewch chi ysgrifennu hynna, os gwelwch yn dda? (frm)
Wnei di ysgrifennu hynna, os gweli di'n dda? (inf)
Do you speak English? Wyt ti'n siarad Saesneg? (inf)
Ydych chi'n siarad Saesneg? (frm)
Do you speak Welsh? (Wyt) ti'n siarad Cymraeg? (inf)
Ydych chi'n siarad Cymraeg? (frm)
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Ydw, tipyn bach
Ydw, (ry)dw i'n siarad ychydig o Gymraeg
I'm learning Welsh Dw i'n dysgu Cymraeg
Do you speak a language
other than
(Wyt) ti'n siarad iaith heblaw'r Gymraeg? (inf)
Ydych chi'n siarad iaith heblaw'r Gymraeg? (frm)
Speak to me in Welsh Siaradwch Cymraeg â fi, os gwelwch yn dda (frm)
Siarada Cymraeg â fi, os gweli di'n dda (inf)
Newch chi siarad Cymraeg â fi? (frm)
Nei di siarad Cymraeg â fi? (inf)
How do you say ... in Welsh? Beth ydy'r Gymraeg am ... ?
Beth ydy ... yn Gymraeg?
Excuse me Esgusodwch fi (frm)
Esgusoda fi (inf)
I would like ... Dw i'n eisiau ...
Dw i'n isio ... (NW)
How much is this? Faint yw hwn? (m)
Faint yw hon? (f)
Sorry Mae'n ddrwg 'da fi (SW)
Mae'n ddrwg gen i (NW)
Please Os gwelwch yn dda (frm)
Os gweli di'n dda (inf)
Thank you Diolch
Diolch yn fawr
Diolch yn fawr iawn
Diolch o galon
Reply to thank you Croeso
Where's the toilet / bathroom? Ble mae'r toiled?
Ble mae'r lle chwech?
Ble mae'r tŷ bach?
This gentleman will pay for everything Bydd y dyn hwn yn talu am bopeth
This lady will pay for everything Bydd y ddynes hon yn talu am bopeth
Would you like to dance with me? Dach chi isio dawnsio (h)efo fi? (frm) - NW
Ti isio dawnsio (h)efo fi? (inf) - NW
Dych chi'n moyn dawnsio (gy)da fi? (frm) - SW
Ti'n moyn dawnsio (gy)da fi? (inf) - SW
Do you come here often? Wyt ti'n dod yma yn aml? (inf)
Dach chi'n dod yma yn aml? (frm)
I miss you Dw i'n dy golli di (sg/inf)
Dw i'n eich colli chi (pl/frm)
Rwy'n gweld dy eisiau di
Rwy'n dy golli di
I love you Dw i'n dy garu di
Rwy'n dy garu di
Get well soon Brysiwch wella!
Gwellhad buan!
Go away! Cer o'ma!
Dos o'ma!
Ewch i ffwrdd!
Bacha hi o'ma!
Leave me alone! Gad lonydd i fi!
Help! Helpa fi!
Helpwch fi!
Fire! Tân!
Stop! Aros!
Call the police! Galwa'r heddlu! (inf)
Galwch yr heddlu! (frm)
Christmas greetings Nadolig llawen
New Year greetings Blwyddyn newydd dda
Easter greetings Pasg Hapus
Birthday greetings Penblwydd Hapus
Congratulations! Llongyfarchiadau!
One language is never enough Annigonol ydy un iaith
Dyw un iaith byth yn ddigon
My hovercraft is full of eels Mae fy hofrenfad yn llawn llyswennod

Recordings by Adam Jones, Janis Cortese and Simon Ager. Corrections by Medwyn ap Robert

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