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BBC - Catchphrase - Ysbyty Brynaber - Week28

Week 28 - Main grammatical points

When asked whether he smoked, Brian answers:

Rhoiais i'r gorau iddi pan gafodd Rhodri ei eni

Pan gafodd Rhodri ei eni - When Rhodri was born

The full construction is

Ces i fy ngeni - I was born
Cest ti dy eni - You were born
Cafodd Beca ei geni - Beca was born
Cafodd e/o ei eni - He was born
Cafodd hi ei geni - She was born
Cawson ni ein geni - We were born
Cawsoch chi eich geni - You were born
Cawson nhw eu geni - They were born

Question forms that are particularly useful are:
Pryd cest ti dy eni? - When were you born?
Ar ba ddyddiad cest ti dy eni? - On what day were you born?
Ble cest ti dy eni? - Where were you born?

Does dim

You have already come across the phrase
Does dim ots gyda fi - I don't care or I don't mind

The word ots also features when Arwyn says:Fyddai ots gyda ti - In this case it's a little more polite and means - Would you mind?

Jenny's response is: Byddai, mi fyddai ots gen i! - Yes I would mind!


Two words that often cause some confusion for learners are 'byth' and 'erioed' meaning 'ever' or 'never'

'Byth' is normally used to refer to the present or the future while 'erioed' usually refers to events in the past

Dw i byth yn mynd i sarad â hi eto - I am never going to speak to her again.

Cymru am byth - Wales for ever.

Dw i erioed wedi gweld unrhywbeth tebyg - I've never seen anything like it.

Dydyn nhw erioed wedi gwneud - They never have.

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