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


Gair neu Idiom y Diwrnod - Word or Idiom of the Day 09/12/2019

Consider it done…

I Orwedd Mewn Preseb / Away in a Manger

I orwedd mewn preseb rhoed Crëwr y byd,
nid oedd ar ei gyfer na gwely na chrud;
y sêr oedd yn syllu ar dlws faban Mair
yn cysgu yn dawel ar wely o wair.

A’r gwartheg yn brefu, y baban ddeffroes,
nid ofnodd, cans gwyddai na phrofai un loes.
‘Rwyf, Iesu, ‘n dy garu, O edrych i lawr
a saf wrth fy ngwely nes dyfod y wawr.

Tyrd, Iesu, i’m hymyl, ac aros o hyd
i’m caru a’m gwylio tra bwyf yn y byd;
bendithia blant bychain pob gwlad a phob iaith,
a dwg ni i’th gwmni ar derfyn ein taith.

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Thank you Nadolig llawen🎄


Diolch yn fawr iawn. Fy hoff carol


Goodness what weather! I was up for hours in the middle of the night, last night, dealing with a sensitive car alarm and bits of garden and garden fodder being blown all over the place by the gale force winds. So, I’m dreadfully sleep deprived today and definitely not firing on all cylinders.

So I thought it would be appropriate to revive this post…


Here’s a Christmas Word of the Day post from last year…


And another…


Gair neu Idiom y Diwrnod - Word or Idiom of the Day 20/12/2019

Anyone still writing Christmas cards? Then these may be useful…

Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda - A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Cyfarchion y Tymor - Season’s Greetings

Bendithion y Tymor - Season’s Blessings

Blwyddyn Newydd Ddedwydd - * A prosperous/ felicitous New Year*

Teulu = tay-lee - family

Hapusrwydd = hap-iss-roo-with - happiness

Dymuno = dumb-inn-no - to wish

Dumunwn = dumb-inn-noon - we wish

I chi = ee chee (Welsh ‘ch’ sound) - to you

Pawb = pah-oob - everyone

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A happy and healthy 2020 to you all!

Here’s an useful post from the beginning of January last year…


Some of you may have heard about the tradition of Calennig = Kal-len-nig. If not, then here’s an useful Wikipedia link explaining the tradition and it’s origins and another from the National Museum Wales site.

Here’s a lovely little Calennig poem…

I was going to record a sound file for you, but then I found this little video, which is perfect…


Why don’t the dog commands have “wch” on the end? Is it because they can’t argue with our grammar? :wink: :rofl:


Great question Jackie!

An wch on the end (eisteddwch, neidiwch, gorweddwch, arhoswch) would be used when addressing more than one dog, os as a sign of respect to a very important dog with status… :wink:



Gair neu Idiom y Diwrnod - Word or Idiom of the Day 08/01/2020

Bore da! This is simillar to a post I shared at the beginning of last year, but with some additions. :slight_smile:


Adduniad = ath-in-yad (soft ‘th’ as in fa th om) - resolution or vow

Adduniad blwyddyn newydd = ath-in-yad bluey-thin new-with - new year’s resolution

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

Dechrau’r flwyddyn newydd = dech-rah-ear fluey-thin new-with - to begin the new year

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

Egni = egg-knee - energy

Positifrwydd = poss-sit-tiv-roo-with - positivity

Gobaith = gob-ba-ith - hope

Trefn = trevn - order or organisation

Gwell = goo-ell (Welsh ll sound) - better

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Brilliant @catrinlliarjones - especially the use of sound cloud for the correct pronounciation! Diolch yn fawr iawn! Dwi’n newydd dechrau’r flwyddyn newydd efo mwy positifrwydd! :grinning:


For all new visitors to this thread, please scroll through older posts to find new and interesting words, phrases and idioms, with pronunciation sound files. :slight_smile:

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Today’s contribution, coming soon.


Gair neu Idiom y Diwrnod - Word or Idiom of the Day 17/01/2020

For any of you currently struggling with getting back in to the swing of things this new year…

Hyder = hud-derr - confidence

Ysbrydoliaeth = us-brud-all-ya-eth - inspiration

Annog = anne-ogg - to encourage

Annogaeth = anne-ogg-eye-th - encouragement

Anobaith = anne-ob-baith - despair or despondency

Ailddechrau = aisle-thech-ra-ee (soft th sound as in other) - to restart

Ailfywiogi = aisle-view-yogi - reactivate

Ailadrodd = aisle-add-roth (soft th sound as in other) - repeat

Eto - et-to (short o sound as in top) - again

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Gair neu Idiom y Diwrnod - Word or Idiom of the Day 21/01/2020

Something getting on your nerves today?
Waited in for something that didn’t turn up?
Phone bill bigger than expected?
Milk spilt all over the kitchen floor?

Then these exclamations might help…

Damia (northern) = dam-ya - damn
Damo (southern) = dam-mo - damn
Go ddrapia = go-thrap-ya - drat / drat it
Cachu hwch = ka-chee hooch (Welsh ch sound) - sow’s poo
O mam bach = oh mam bah-ch (Welsh ch sound) - oh little mum
Nefoedd yr adar = nev-oh-eth er ad-are - heaven of the birds

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Brids (anag)


I’ve been inspired to go with a ‘dating’/‘romantic’ theme… after all, we have just celebrated Dydd Santes Dwynwen and Valentine’s day is just around the corner. So watch this space, romance coming your way this afternoon… :heart:


Gair neu Idiom y Diwrnod - Word or Idiom of the Day 30/01/2020

Cariad = car-yad - love

Cariadon = car-yad-on - lovers

Caru = carrie - to love

Rhamant = hra-mant - romance

Rhamantus = hra-mantis - romantic

Cwtsh = kootch - (short o sound as in soot) cuddle (North)

Cwtch = kootch (short o sound as in soot) - cuddle (South)

Sws = soos (short o sound as in soot) - kiss (North)

Cusan = kiss-anne - kiss (South)

Dêt = deht (long e sound) - a date

Canlyn = can-lynne - to date/to go out with

Annwyl = anne-will - dear

Gwirioni = gwear-yon-knee - to dote / to be infatuated

Calon = kal-on - heart

Calonnau = kal-on-aye - hearts

Ffyddlon = futh-lon - faithful

Dyweddio = duh-weth-eyore - to become engaged / affiance

Dyweddi = duh-weth-thee - fiancé

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Gair neu Idiom y Diwrnod - Word or Idiom of the Day 03/02/2020

To follow on from last week…

Dw i’n licio chdi - I like you

Fysa ti’n licio mynd ar ddêt efo fi? - would you like to go on a date with me?

Fysa ti’n licio mynd am bryd o fwyd efo fi? - would you like to go for a meal with me?

Fysa ti’n licio mynd allan efo fi? - would you like to go out with me?

Wyt ti isho mynd am beint? - would you like to go for a pint?

Fyswn i’n licio dod i dy nabod yn well - I would like to get to know you better

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