BBC - Catchphrase - Ysbyty Brynaber - Week22|
Week 22 - Main grammatical points
There are two ways of asking How many?
Faint o blant sy gyda chi? - How many children have you got?Faint o bobl oedd yn y gêm? - How many people were at the match?
Faint o docynnau fyddwch chi'n brynu? - How many tickets will you be buying?
Faint o geir weloch chi ? - How many cars did you see?
You will note that Faint o is followed each time by the plural form of the noun
Faint o blant - plant - plural of plentyn child/children
Or Faint o geir - ceir - plural of car
To use this construction you must be sure of the plural forms of nouns
Sawl is the other form of the question - How many
Sawl brawd sy gyda chi
Sawl tocyn fyddwch chi'n brynu
Sawl always takes the singular form of the verb
A little word that crops up often in conversation is rhy meaning too
Jenny says - Roedd hi'n rhy sâl i siarad hefo fi - She was too ill to talk to me.
Note that rhy is followed by the soft mutation
Note that Ll and Rh do not mutate after rhy.
Rhy llawn - too full
Rhy rhwydd - too easy
One note of caution
Too much is gormod - rhy gormod is a common mistake among Welsh learners
Dw i wedi bwyta gormod.
Note the pronoun that follows dianc - to escape is dianc rhag - to escape from
Does dim dianc rhag y ffliw yma
There's no escaping from this flu
Does dim dianc rhagddo fe
Theres no escaping from it
Here are some vocabulary and phrases:
Ar wastad ei chefn - Flat out on her back
Cyfansoddiad - constitution
Gwneud fy ngorau glas - to do my very best
Dim mwy, dim llai - no more, no less
Cam mawr - a great wrong
Gwneud iawn am - to make up for