Welcome to the BBC Cysgair Welsh dictionary

Use our free online dictionary to look up over 60,000 Welsh words and phrases. You can instantly search for words in English or Welsh, find comprehensive lists of Welsh verb variations and listen to audio pronunciations.

  • Just type the word or phrase you'd like to search for into the search box.
  • By default, the dictionary searches from English to Welsh. Remember to click on the 'Welsh to English' button if you want to find the English translation for Welsh words or phrases.
  • You can change the direction of your search (from Welsh to English or English to Welsh) by clicking on the relevant button.
    English to Welsh - use this when you want to type English text into the search box
    Welsh to English - use this when you want to type Welsh text into the search box.
  • When you have selected your options, click on 'Search' and the results will be displayed in alphabetical order.
  • When Welsh verbs are displayed in the search results, click on the 'Conjugate' link to see a list of verb variations. From here, you will also be able to conjugate additional Welsh verbs.
  • When you see the audio play button displayed, click on it to hear a clip of the standard Welsh pronunciation.
  • Abbreviations

    Here's a list of abbreviations and their meanings in English and Welsh.

    English abbreviation English description Welsh abbreviation Welsh description
    v Verb berf Berf
    vn Verb Noun be Berf Enw
    adj Adjective ans Ansoddair
    adv Adverb ans Ansoddair
    n Noun enw Enw
    nf Feminine noun eb Enw benywaidd
    nm Masculine noun eg Enw gwrywaidd
    p Plural ll Lluosog
    nm/f Masculine or feminie noun (more often masculine) eg/b Enw gwrywaidd neu benywaidd (gwrywaidd gan amlaf)
    nf/m Feminie or masculine noun (more often feminie) eb/g Enw benywaidd neu gwrywaidd (Benywaidd gan amlaf)
    conj Conjugation cys Cysylltair
    pro Pronoun rhagenw Rhagenw
    prep Preposition ardd Arddodiad

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