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Welsh Second Language

Welsh Culture

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  • 1. Ble gest ti dy eni a dy fagu?
  • Where were you born and brought up?
Try to give more than just the name of where you were born and brought up. Add details such as where your family came from and if they have moved in the past. You could also say if you like where you live now and why.
  • 2. Ers pryd wyt ti’n dysgu Cymraeg?
  • Since when have you been learning Welsh?
Add details about when you started to learn Welsh. You could also say if you find it easy or difficult and say how confident a speaker you are. Remember that blynedd (feminine noun) is the word you need to use for the word year when following a number.
  • 3. Oes llawer o bobl yn siarad Cymraeg yn dy ardal di?
  • Are there lots of people who speak Welsh in your area?
Don’t just answer by saying yes or no, but give as many details as possible about where and when people speak Welsh in your area. Do you have a local Welsh newspaper, local Welsh activities or events, or Welsh schools nearby?
  • 4. Wyt ti wedi bod i’r Eisteddfod erioed?
  • Have you ever been to the Eisteddfod?
This is a good opportunity to use some idiomatic phrases such as fel arfer, serch hynny and yn fy marn i. You could also use this opportunity to use the future conditional tense hoffwn i to say that you would like to go to the Eisteddfod in the future.
  • 5. Wyt ti’n gwylio rhaglenni teledu Cymraeg weithiau?
  • Do you watch Welsh television programmes sometimes?
This is a good opportunity to use some idiomatic phrases such as fel arfer, serch hynny and yn fy marn i. You must use reasons to support your opinions in this answer. You could also use this opportunity to use the future conditional tense hoffwn i to say which programmes you would like to see in the future.
  • 6. Wyt ti wedi bod i Gaerdydd, prifddinas Cymru erioed?
  • Have you ever been to Cardiff, the capital of Wales?
This is an opportunity for you to use the past tense and/or the future tense. Try to mention what you did the last time that you visited Cardiff, and also what you will be doing - bydda i’n - or what you would like to do - hoffwn i - if you go there in the future, and why.

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