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"Dych chi'n hoffi'r dolffin?"

Translation:Do you like the dolphin?

January 29, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Esse-Honorem

Does it refer to THE dolphin or dolphins in general? Is it a common usage?


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

The dolphin in this instance because of the "'r" at the end of "Hoffi"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Esse-Honorem

Right. So is it addressing the specific dolphin


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

Yes any "'r" is replacing a y/yr and makes the sentence specific


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Esse-Honorem

Thank you. How would you say "Do you like dolphins?"


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

Dych chi'n hoffi dolffiniaid? or Wyt ti'n hoffi dolffiniaid?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Esse-Honorem

@Ellis Vaughan Are these questions more commonly used than this example sentence?


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

It's not a case of which is more common, it depends on what you want to say. If there is one dolphin, you would say (perhaps to a child), "Dych chi'n hoffi'r dolffin?" But if there was more than one dolphin or you were talking about dolphins in general, you would say, "Dych chi'n hoffi dolffiniaid?"

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