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#1

Hello what is the meaning/ difference between ga I? And alla I? Are they the same thing?


#2

Sort of the same thing, but not quite.
ga i comes from the verb cael and one of the meanings of cael is ‘to be allowed’.
alla i comes from the verb gallu - ‘to be able’
So while in English we would say “can I…”, in Welsh there is a little more definition. We can use "ga i " for “can I” as in “am I allowed permission to…”, or we can use “alla i” for “can I…” as in “alla i” for “am I able to…”

hope that helps.


#3

Diolch yn fawr dilwn I wybod hynny. Very helpful!