"Dych chi'n hoffi'r dolffin?"

Translation:Do you like the dolphin?

1/29/2016, 6:46:40 PM

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

1/29/2016, 6:46:40 PM

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

1/30/2016, 1:02:25 PM

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Right. So is it addressing the specific dolphin

1/30/2016, 5:16:24 PM

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

1/30/2016, 5:21:56 PM

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

1/30/2016, 5:24:42 PM

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

1/30/2016, 5:33:02 PM

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

1/30/2016, 6:01:18 PM

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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?"

2/3/2016, 10:26:07 AM
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