"Dw i wedi mynd ddoe."

Translation:I have gone yesterday.

January 30, 2016

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/samcrawford

wouldn't you say "I went yesterday"?. You can't have past perfect with a time word like "yesterday" so it's a bit ungrammatical in english. Also, wondering if this applies to Welsh. Do you have a distinction between went and have gone?

January 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/owainl

Yes it is as clumsy in Welsh as in English. You would say 'Fe es i ddoe' or just 'Es i ddoe' for 'I went yesterday'.

March 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Alannamac

It accepted my answer 'I went yesterday' so I think it must just be an interpretation thing

January 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Mattais

just thinking the exact same thing

January 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Capt.Picard

It is far too soon for sentences like this. This is very awkward.

April 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/John_B_Kohler

Would "I had gone yesterday" work? It's no longer yesterday as far as I can tell.

June 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo

"I had gone" would be not "dw i wedi mynd" but "o'n i wedi mynd"

June 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/John_B_Kohler

Thank you for the clarification. I'm filing this under "things that I can understand, but I can't imagine when I'd rather to say it that way."

June 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo

Yes, several of the wedi sentences in this course are rather odd, as present perfect + an explicit time component doesn't really work in many dialects of English including mine.

June 23, 2016
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