Personal writing

Let's run through words associated with giving personal details. Read Faye's profile:

CategoryDetails
EnwFaye Jones
OedUn deg pump
BywLlandudno
TeuluMam, Dad, brawd
HobiChwarae hoci
Hoff ganwr/gantoresBruno Mars

If you want to talk or write about yourself, you need to use Dw i... or Rydw i... (I...).

Exercise

Read the email below and then answer the questions that follow.

Annwyl Tom

Sut wyt ti? Fy enw i ydy Faye Jones. Dw i'n byw yn Llandudno. Dw i'n byw gyda Mam a Dad ac mae gen i un brawd o'r enw Jac. Fy hoff hobi ydy chwarae hoci achos dw i wrth fy modd yn cadw’n heini. Fy hoff ganwr ydy Bruno Mars achos mae ganddo lais hyfryd.

Hwyl am y tro

Faye

Question

What are these expressions in Welsh?

  1. My name is
  2. I live in
  3. I have/I've got
  4. My favourite hobby is
  1. Fy enw i ydy____
  2. Dw i'n byw yn____
  3. Mae gen i____ (This would be Mae____ gyda fi in south Wales).
  4. Fy hoff hobi ydy____

Exercise

Write an email to a new friend introducing yourself. Remember to give as many details as possible, eg:

  • your name
  • where you live
  • who's in your family - use Mae gen i____(north Wales) or Mae ____ gyda fi (south Wales)
  • your favourite hobby/band/film - use Fy hoff____ydy____.

Gwers yrru Nia

Watch Nia and her driving instructor speaking Welsh during a driving lesson. Download the transcript to follow the conversation closely in Welsh and English.

Watch Nia having a driving lesson. Does she know the rules of the road?