Series One | Lesson: 72 | Level: entry_level
72.3 - er / ers - since
Strictly speaking, 'ers' is used in front of a 'general' time expression |
- 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
- 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