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19.0The Imperfect TenseDownloads
19.1 Roeddwn i - I was
19.2 Negyddol - Negative
19.3 Fy - My
19.4 Eich - Your
19.5 Cyn ac ar ôl - Before and After
19.6 Byw a Hoffi - Live and Like
19.7 Roedden ni/ nhw - We/ they were
19.8 Dyddiadau - dates
19.9 Sgwrs - Conversation
Series One | Lesson: 19 | Level: entry_level

19.6 - Byw a Hoffi - Live and Like

byw - to live
hoffi - to like

With some verbs in Welsh we use the Imperfect Tense, whereas the short Past Tense would be used in English. The two above verbs are examples of this:

Roedd y plant yn hoffi'r ffilm.
- The children liked the film.
- (The children were liking the film.)

Ble roedd Elvis Presley'n byw?
- Where did Elvis Presley live?
- (Where was Elvis Presley living?)

Roedd e'n byw ym Memphis.
- He lived in Memphis.
- (He was living in Memphis).

Doedd Tom ddim - Tom wasn't
Doedd e/hi ddim - he/she wasn't
Doedd (fy) nhad ddim - my father wasn't

Fe aeth (fy) ngwraig i'r sinema neithiwr ond doedd hi ddim yn hoffi'r ffilm.
- My wife went to the cinema last night but (she wasn't liking) she didn't like the film.

Doedd 'ngwraig ddim yn y t? ddoe.
- My wife wasn't in the house yesterday.

Doedd y plant ddim yn yr ysgol ddydd Llun.
- The children weren't in school on Monday.

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