Welsh Verbs

Welcome to the 10th lesson about verbs in Welsh. We will first learn about the present tense, followed by the past tense, and future tense. We will also analyze some grammar rules, and finally practice how to ask for direction in Welsh.

Verbs are used to express an action (I swim) or a state of being (I am). The present tense in Welsh conveys a situation or event in the present time. Here are some examples:

Present Tense
Welsh
I speak English
dwi'n siarad saesneg Audio
you speak French
dych chi'n siarad ffrangeg Audio
he speaks German
mae e'n siarad almaneg Audio
she speaks Italian
mae hi'n siarad eidaleg Audio
we speak Arabic
dyn ni'n siarad arabeg Audio
they speak Chinese
maen nwh'n siarad tseinëeg Audio

The past tense in Welsh conveys a situation or event in the past time. Here are some examples:

Past Tense
Welsh
I visited France
ymwelais i â ffrainc Audio
you visited Italy
ymweloch chi â'r eidal Audio
he visited Morocco
ymwelodd e â moroco Audio
she visited China
ymwelodd hi â tsieina Audio
we visited Mexico
ymwelon ni â mecsico Audio
they visited Kenya
ymwelon nhw â kenya Audio

The future tense in Welsh conveys a situation or event which is anticipated to happen in the future. Here are some examples:

Future Tense
Welsh
I will drink milk
bydda' i'n yfed llaeth Audio
you will drink coffee
byddwch chi'n yfed coffi Audio
he will drink tea
bydd e'n yfed te Audio
she will drink water
bydd hi'n yfed dŵr Audio
we will drink apple juice
byddwn ni'n yfed sudd afal Audio
they will drink tea
byddan nhw'n yfed te Audio

Now let's take a break and refresh our vocabulary by learning the body parts.

ear
ear Audio
clust
eye
eye Audio
llygad
mouth
mouth Audio
ceg
nose
nose Audio
trwyn
hair
hair Audio
gwallt
face
face Audio
wyneb
head
head Audio
pen
heart
heart Audio
calon
hand
hand Audio
llaw
fingers
fingers Audio
bysedd
leg
leg Audio
coes
feet
feet Audio
traed

Travel Phrases in Welsh

Imagine yourself in some Welsh speaking country. The following travel phrases are highly important and can help you avoid misunderstanding. Try to memorize them and practice!

English
Welsh
Can you help me?
allwch chi fy helpu i? Audio
Can I help you?
alla i helpu chi? Audio
Where is the airport?
ble mae'r maes awyr? Audio
Go straight
ewch yn syth Audio
Then
yna Audio
Turn left
trowch i'r chwith Audio
Turn right
trowch i'r dde Audio

I hope this lesson about the verbs in Welsh was not hard for you. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.

Welsh Vocabulary   Welsh Vocabulary

Welsh Audio   Welsh Audio



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