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


#870

I want to be a Welsh speaker because 3 of my grandchildren have moved to Wales and now learn Welsh at school and my youngest grandaughter will soon attend a Welsh medium nursery and is being brought up bi-lingual. I want to be able to speak some Welsh to her and my daughter in law.


#871

I have always wanted to be a welsh speaker. I just thought that I couldn’t do it and fell into the trap of believing other languages would be more useful. Duo Lingo reignighted my passion again and SSIW has really made me believe I can do this.

My friend of 33 years is learning too and the thought of us speaking welsh properly together makes me smile. I hope we both make it.


#872

As John said, just get the time under your belt - ideally in one-on-one conversations, where there’s nowhere to hide. Notch up an hour of one-on-one every week, and it won’t be long before you’re flying… :slight_smile:


#873

because…I was born in Wales and then moved away, so despite actually having an A level in Welsh, I never really felt confident enough to use it in day to day conversations. I am moving back to Wales this summer for early retirement and really want to be able to use it purposefully and enjoy using this beautiful language.


#874

I’m immensely proud of being Welsh and can’t shut up about how wonderful Wales is. Now that I live in England it’s wonderful to have another connection to home by learning something I’ve always wanted to learn.
In the future I hope to be able to watch S4C without the subtitles and actually understand the lyrics of the wonderful Welsh music I listen to.


#875

I want to be a Welsh speaker because it is important to me and I hope it will help me find a better job and stronger connections to my community.


#876

I want to be a Welsh speaker because ever since I was a little girl I have loved the sound of the language - all those holidays in Wales. Now I’ve been living in Wales for many years, I thought it was about time I gave learning Welsh a proper go!!


#877

I want to be a Welsh speaker because it is part of my Welsh heritage and in the future I want to be able to converse with my children in Welsh


#878

I want to be a Welsh speaker because I have been to Wales all my life and I would like to be able to speak to people there in their own language, and be part of keeping the language alive


#879

I would love to speak to my husband, his relations and my Welsh speaking customers in Welsh.


#880

I want to speak Welsh to improve job prospects and understand Calan when I next see them at a gig.


#881

I want to be a Welsh speaker because it’s such a beautiful language and I missed the opportunity to learn it when I was young!
I would like to be able to speak Welsh whenever I meet Welsh speakers in Cemaes, a lovely village in Anglesey with a fantastic community. :black_flag:󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿


#882

I am moving to Wales in the near future and I want to participate fully in community life. Have you ever got on a train on a Saturday evening in Porthmadog? It’s at those times that you really wish you could speak Welsh to understand the fun times that are going on all around.