Arranging the date and time

If you wanted to arrange a date and time for the party, you could use the following:

  • Pryd mae’r parti? – When is the party?
  • Mae’r parti ar ______. – The party is on ______.

  • Pryd fydd y parti? – When will the party be?
  • Bydd y parti ar ______. – The party will be on ______.

  • Mae’r parti ar Ionawr 25.
  • Bydd y parti ar Hydref 13.

Notice how the future tense is used in some of the examples above. Look at Various tenses for more information.

Question

Do you remember the days of the week in Welsh? More importantly, in this context, do you remember the nights of the week in Welsh? Write the expressions on a piece of paper and then check your answers below.

  • nos Sul
  • nos Lun
  • nos Fawrth
  • nos Fercher
  • nos Iau
  • nos Wener
  • nos Sadwrn

Did you remember the mutation after nos? Remember dydd Gwener but nos Wener.

If you wanted to discuss the actual time of the party, you could use the following:

  • Faint o’r gloch mae’r parti? – What time is the party?
  • Mae’r parti’n dechrau am ______. – The party starts at ______.
  • Mae’r parti’n gorffen am ______. – The party finishes at ______.
  • Mae’r parti o ______ tan ______. – The party is from ______ until ______.

  • Faint o’r gloch bydd y parti? – What time will the party be?
  • Bydd y parti’n dechrau am ______. – The party will start at ______.
  • Bydd y parti’n gorffen am ______. – The party will finish at ______.
  • Bydd y parti o ______ tan ______. – The party will be from ______ until ______.

There is always a soft mutation after o (from) and tan (until), eg:

  • Mae’r parti o (bump o’r gloch) tan (ddeg o’r gloch). – The party is from (five o’clock) until (ten o’clock).
  • Bydd y parti o (bump o’r gloch) tan (ddeg o’r gloch). – The party will be from (five o’clock) until (ten o’clock).
Question

Match the Welsh expressions with the appropriate clocks.

  1. chwarter i
  2. chwarter wedi
  3. hanner awr wedi
  4. o’r gloch
Four clock faces showing different times
  1. B
  2. C
  3. Ch
  4. A

To give the exact details regarding time, therefore, you could say:

  • Mae’r parti’n dechrau am chwarter i saith.
  • Mae’r parti’n gorffen am hanner awr wedi deg.
  • Bydd y parti’n dechrau am saith o’r gloch nos Wener.