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lesson, gwers
72.0The familyDownloads
72.1 Wyt ti'n briod? - Are you married?
72.2 Ers pryd? - Since when?
72.3 er / ers - since
72.4 Sylwer - Note
72.5 Sylwer - Note
72.6 Oed - age
72.7 Yn wreiddiol - Originally
72.8 byw - to live
72.9 Byw/ yn fyw - Live/ alive
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Series One | Lesson: 72 | Level: entry_level

72.3 - er / ers - since

Strictly speaking, 'ers' is used in front of a 'general' time expression

ers mis
- since a month
ers blynyddoedd - since (for) years

It is often translated as 'for' in English.

On the other hand, 'er' is used in front of a specific time expression

er 1967
- since 1967
er Mis Mai
- since May

This rule is often broken by Welsh speakers themselves, so don't worry too much about it!

Ers pryd rwyt ti'n briod?
- Since when are you married (have you been married)?
O, ers blynyddoedd!
- Oh, years! (for / since years)

Ers pryd rydych chi'n briod?
- Since when have you been married?

Er mil naw saith dau
- Since 1972

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