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'I want to be a Welsh speaker because...'


#2563

I want to speak the language of my country and my heart :sparkling_heart::sparkling_heart::sparkling_heart:


#2564

Great that you’re off to such an excellent start :star2:


#2565

The best reason of all :slight_smile:


#2566

I want to be a Welsh speaker again to surprise my childhood friends when we meet again this summer!


#2567

I want to be a Welsh speaker because I want to speak with people in Wales in their own language.


#2568

Because my husband is Welsh speaking and my daughter is learning too


#2569

Dw i isio bod yn siaradwr Cymraeg achos dwi’n mynd i symud i Gymru and I really want to be part of the community.


#2570

I want to be a Welsh speaker because the country feels like home, I love it’s language and I want it to thrive :blush: (hopefully that’s not too cheeky, it is one sentence :grin:)

I hope that learning Welsh will help improve my memory/improve cognitive ability in general. (which hopefully leads to me finding it a bit easier to learn other languages in future because I want to learn so many of them :sweat_smile:)


#2571

All good reasons in here!

And I deeply sympathise with the ‘want to learn lots of others as well’ line of thinking :partying_face:


#2572

Dw i eisiau dysgu Cymraeg achos dw i eisiau dallt mwy am y linc rhwng pobl Cymraeg ac yr amgylchedd o Gymru


#2573

I want to be a Welsh speaker because I love the language and country, and would like to attend the Eisteddfod next year!


#2574

(Mae’n ddrwg gen i, mae’n hwyr)
I do voluntary work on a North Wales Wildlife Trust reserve and, of course, many of the very friendly team are Welsh. I would love to be able to talk in Welsh with them and know they’d be pleased. Also, away from my now home town (sadly, little Welsh spoken there), I want to use the language more, it’s right to do so.


#2575

They’ll definitely be delighted as your confidence grows - thank you for being willing to make the effort :heart:


#2576

I want to become a Welsh speaker because it would show that I am succeeding in my primary aim - to keep my brain active in old age.


#2577

Superb reason! Let us know how it goes :slight_smile:


#2578

My best friend of 50 plus years has been speaking to me in English all that time and now he is ill I want to speak to him in his own mother tongue before it is too late. The one change is that I will be proud to have achieved something by making him happy.


#2579

That is a very special reason @steve-icke :heart:


#2580

I want to be a welsh speaker because I want to be able to speak with folks in their own language when I go to Wales on holiday.


#2581

I want to be a Welsh speaker because it is my husband’s first language and I would love to be able to speak Welsh with him, and to speak Welsh with his family when we visit.

Something I hope it will change is that our children will be encouraged to learn more of the language and help it to continue down the generations.


#2582

Powerful stuff. Good luck, Steve. We’d love to hear about your first conversation :heart: