Welsh Gender

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.

man
man Audio
dyn
woman
woman Audio
menyw
husband
husband Audio
gwr
wife
wife Audio
gwraig
boy
boy Audio
bachgen
girl
girl Audio
merch
father
father Audio
tad
mother
mother Audio
mam

Gender Grammar Rules

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 Audio
her daughter is a student
[feminine + noun]
mae ei merch yn fyfyrwraig Audio
he has a tall brother
[adjective + masculine]
mae brawd tal gyda fe Audio
she has a tall sister
[adjective + feminine]
mae ganddi chwaer dal Audio
his brothers are young
[plural masculine + adjective]
mae ei frodyr yn ifanc Audio
his sisters are young
[plural feminine + adjective]
mae ei chwiorydd yn ifanc Audio

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.

son
son Audio
mab
daughter
daughter Audio
merch
brother
brother Audio
brawd
sister
sister Audio
chwaer
grandfather
grandfather Audio
tad-cu
grandmother
grandmother Audio
mam-gu
child
child Audio
plentyn
children
children Audio
plant

Expressions in Welsh

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? Audio
I don't understand
dw i ddim yn deall Audio
I don't know
dw i ddim yn gwybod Audio
What is that called in Welsh?
beth dych chi'n galw hynny yng nghymraeg? Audio
What is this?
beth yw hwn? Audio
What does that word mean in English?
beth mae 'r gair'na yn ei olygu yn saesneg? Audio
Sorry (if you made a mistake)
mae'n ddrwg gen i Audio

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about the gender in Welsh. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.

Welsh Plural   Welsh Plural

Welsh Numbers   Welsh Numbers



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