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Gair neu Idiom y Diwrnod - Word or Idiom of the Day


Word(s) of the Day 06/12/2018

Are you ready for this…?

Nadolig = nad-all-igg
Tymor y Nadolig = tum-ore uh nad-all-igg
Gŵyl = goo-ill
Llawen = llah-when (Welsh ll sound)
Paratoi = para-toy
Addurn = ah-thurn
Addurniadau = ah-thurn-yad-aye
Addurno = ah-thurn-oh
Seren = sare-enn
Angel = ang-elle (ang as in bang)
Golau = gol-aye (short o sound)
Goleuadau = gol-ey-add-aye

Nadolig means Christmas
Tymor y Nadolig means the Christmas season
Gŵyl means holiday/festival
Llawen means jolly/happy
Paratoi means to prepare
Addurn means decoration
Addurniadau means decorations
Addurno means to decorate
Seren means star
Angel means angel
Golau means light
Goleuadau means lights

More Christmas vocabulary soon… :slight_smile:

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Words of the Day

I thought these phrases may be of use as the Christmas season gains momentum…

Dw i isho/eisiau paratoi at y Nadolig = do-ee ee-sho/ey-shy para-toy at eh nad-all-igg

Dw i angen paratoi at y Nadolig = Dw i ang-enn para-toy at eh nad-all-igg

Mae’n rhaid i mi baratoi at y Nadolig = mine hra-eed ee mee para-toy at eh nad-all-igg

Dw i’n paratoi at y Nadolig = do-een para-toy at eh nad-all-igg

Dw i’n mynd i baratoi at y Nadolig = do-een mind i bara-toy at eh nad-all-igg (mind as in Mindy not as in minder)

Dw i wedi gorffen paratoi at y Nadolig = do i wed-ee gore-phen para-toy at eh nad-all-igg

Dw i isho/eisiau paratoi at y Nadolig means I want to prepare for Christmas

Dw i angen paratoi at y Nadolig means I need to prepare for Christmas

Mae’n rhaid i mi baratoi at y Nadolig means I have to prepare for Christmas

Dw i’n paratoi at y Nadolig means I am preparing for Christmas

Dw i’n mynd i baratoi at y Nadolig means I am going to prepare for Christmas

Dw i wedi gorffen paratoi at y Nadolig means I have finished preparing for Christmas

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Thank you so much for this!!



I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and new year filled with fun and love!

I thought I’d begin the year with some appropriate words and phrases for January.

Blwyddyn newydd = bluey-thin new-with

Blwyddyn newydd dda = bluey-thin new-with tha

Adduniad = ath-in-yad (soft ‘th’ as in fathom)

Adduniad blwyddyn newydd = ath-in-yad bluey-thin new-with

Dechrau = dech-rah (dech as in deck but with the Welsh ‘ch’ sound on the end)

Dechrau’r flwyddyn newydd = dech-rah-ear fluey-thin new-with

Dechrau’r flwyddyn newydd efo… = dech-rah-ear fluey-thin new-with evo (‘ev’ as in ever and not as in evening)

Dechrau o’r newydd = dech-rah or new-with

Blwyddyn newydd means new year

Blwyddyn newydd dda means happy new year (good new year)

Adduniad means resolution

Adduniad blwyddyn newydd means new year’s resolution

Dechrau means to start/to begin

Dechrau’r flwyddyn newydd means the start of the new year

Dechrau’r flwyddyn newydd efo… starting the new year with…

Dechrau o’r newydd means to start anew

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Diolch, Catrin! I’ve just noticed your great additions! Not sure how I missed them until now.


Hmmmmmmm, I need to fix this thread.

My initial(1) intention(2) was to post word(s) daily(3). But I can be rather forgetful(4) when it comes to committing(5) to things which are outside my usual(6) routine. So I’ve made a decision(7) to set a daily alarm(8) on my phone to remind(9) me to post a Word of the Day every morning, come rain o’r shine. Let’s hope it works and I’m sorry for not being more organised(10)!

  1. Cychwynnol = kuch-won-all (Welsh ch sound)
  2. Bwriad = boor-yad
  3. Dyddiol = duh-thee-all
  4. Anghofus = ang-hov-iss
  5. Ymrwymo = erm-rooee-mo
  6. Arferol = are-verr-all
  7. Penderfyniad = penn-der-vun-yad
  8. Larwm = la-room
  9. Atgoffa = at-goff-far
  10. Trefnus = trev-niss

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Brilliant! Thank you. I can’t explain in grammatical terms but Its really helpful to see a verb that we have learnt in other contexts such as bwriadu to intend and bwriad - intention. More please :smile:


Word(s) of the Day 01/02/2019

Parddu = par-thee
Pardduo = par-theo

Pardd means soot
Pardduo means to grime, to blacken or to besmirch.

A scandal could easily pardduo your name, unless you have enemies who’ve already done that for you. :wink:

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Word of the Day 04/02/2019

Ail-fyw = aisle-view
Ailfywiogi = aisle-view-yogi

Ail-fyw means relive, as in to relive an experience, memory or feeling.**

Ailfywiogi means to revive or to bring back to life.

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Word(s) of the day 05/02/2019

Cyflwyno = kuv-lewin-oh
Cyflwynydd = Kuv-lewin-ith
Cyflwyniad = Kuv-lewin-yad

Cyflwyno means to present

Cyflwynydd means presenter

Cyflwyniad means presentation

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Word(s) of the Day 06/02/2019

Awgrym = ah-oo grimm
Awgrymiadau = ah-oo grum-yad-aye
Awgrymu = ah-oo-grummie

Awgrym means suggestion
Awgrymiadau means suggestions
Awgrymu means to suggest

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I’ve always used awgrymiad and the dictionary states both that and awgrym for suggestion. What’s the difference between the two please?


No real significant difference in usage. Both mean the same and both are in common use and you’ll always be understood whichever you chose. :slight_smile:


…I’m recovering from slapping myself on my forehead… I spent time yesterday looking for the word for word. I do follow this thread now, don’t I? :sweat_smile:


Any tips as to how to keep cyflwyno and cyflawnu distinct in my head?


I am not sure if there are special tips. It’s simply a matter of exposure to the words in their respective contexts that will reduce the confusion in due course.

Things that seem normal in familiar languages seem scary in a new(er) language while learning, so the best advice is not to overthink things :slight_smile:
(I’d venture you have no problem keeping the english words destruct and distract apart, for example)


But sometimes I have found with similar Welsh words, knowing what the root words are, for example, helps me to distinguish between them and hold the different definitions in my head.


Talking of Awgrymu. I remeber when we learnt it at the dame time as dychmygu for imagine and mixing them up.

In the end i convinced myself that the myg bit is similar to the mag bit of imagine and thst awgrymu is the other way around. :sunglasses:


Awgrymu is one of those words I just love the sound of, and never had any issue remembering! :slight_smile: