"Ydw, dw i wedi mynd i'r swyddfa."

Translation:Yes, I have gone to the office.

January 29, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/owenblacker

Why would "I went" be wrong, rather than "I have gone"?

December 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/shwmae
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Es i = "I went"

Dw i wedi mynd = "I've gone"

February 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JeanRafens

Succinct and clear - thanks!

August 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/shwmae
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Croeso!

August 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/JeanRafens

:)

August 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/lizmat115
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Simple past (went) is often used with a word or phrase that indicates when you did something. I went to the office yesterday. Present perfect is usually used without being specific about time. I have gone to the city. It sounds a bit odd in English because if you have gone, you aren't here, so can't be talking to the person, except maybe on the phone or in a note.

September 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/belgieman
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should "mynd" have been mutated to "fynd" here?

January 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/CodyORB
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No.

January 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/shwmae
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No, there's no mutation after wedi.

February 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/lesliewilman
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This sounds very odd in English: it could be a note left for someone at home who was expecting you to be there; later in the day, when you got back, you would say, "I have been to/at the office"; or, "I went to the office".

June 17, 2018

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Think of it as writing a note, saying that "I have gone out. I have gone to work" - i.e. you're still out (whereas"I went out" would imply that you were out but has come back). I'm not a native English speaker, but English follows Swedish here (making it easier for me to grasp the subtile difference).

August 23, 2018
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