Welcome to the fifth Welsh lesson about gender. This time we will view a list of people, feminine and masculine, followed by grammar rules, finally a list of expressions in Welsh to help you practice your daily phrases.
In general, gender is used to distinguish between male and female, sometimes referred to as masculine and feminine. For example: my son and daughter are students the noun [son] is masculine, while [daughter] is feminine. The following examples use gender in different ways and places to demonstrate their behavior.
|Grammar + Rules - Welsh|
|my son is a student|
[masculine + noun] mae fy mab yn fyfyriwr
|her daughter is a student|
[feminine + noun] mae ei merch yn fyfyrwraig
|he has a tall brother|
[adjective + masculine] mae brawd tal gyda fe
|she has a tall sister|
[adjective + feminine] mae ganddi chwaer dal
|his brothers are young|
[plural masculine + adjective] mae ei frodyr yn ifanc
|his sisters are young|
[plural feminine + adjective] mae ei chwiorydd yn ifanc
The list below will probably provide more clarification. These are family members (males and females). I think it would be wise to memorize them as part of your important vocabulary list.
Now it's time to practice expressions used in daily conversations. If you're a beginner in learning Welsh, then the phrases below are something you would want to know.
|English - Welsh|
|What do you mean? beth ydych chi'n ei olygu?|
|I don't understand dw i ddim yn deall|
|I don't know dw i ddim yn gwybod|
|What is that called in Welsh? beth dych chi'n galw hynny yng nghymraeg?|
|What is this? beth yw hwn?|
|What does that word mean in English? beth mae 'r gair'na yn ei olygu yn saesneg?|
|Sorry (if you made a mistake) mae'n ddrwg gen i|
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