"Ydw, dw i eisiau cath."

Translation:Yes, I want a cat.

January 27, 2016

16 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ploomich

Ydw sounds so much like I do!!! "I do, i want a cat" So nice and easy (:

July 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tvashi

Do "ydw" and "do" both mean yes?

March 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RobinWilli20

I think it's just in North Wales (where I'm from) but yes, although it's more complicated than that. See the following link... http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/learnwelsh/pdf/welshgrammar_ff_replies.pdf

March 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tvashi

Diolch!

March 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ploomich

Wait, is dw just a short form of ydw? Everytime I think I get something, I seem to be wrong haha (:

July 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shwmae

Sometimes it's short for ydw, sometimes for rydw, so you're best bet is just stick with dw!

February 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mizinamo

And sometimes for dydw :)

February 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shwmae

Yes! Diolch!

February 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Maria.Margaret28

I'm getting the translation wrong but I don't see the correct sentence written down anywhere. Am I missing something?

March 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rmcode
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The literal translation here is:-

Ydw = 'Yes/Yes, I do'

Dw i = 'I am'

Eisiau = 'to want/wanting'

Cath = 'Cat/A cat'

So this gives:- 'Yes, I am wanting a cat' which is contracted to 'Yes, I want a cat'

March 18, 2017
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