https://www.duolingo.com/MangoTiki

Your favourite welsh word so far?

I have just come across the word for dress Ffrog! That made me smile, I also love hoffi coffi (although technically that is two words)!

What is yours?

January 31, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/skuggstralar

Gwenynen! I love bees so I'm glad there's such a pretty word for them.

January 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/FaizalZahid

How about pili-pala? XD

February 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ibisc

Always fun to mix up your gwenyn, your gwanwyn and your gwenwyn!

February 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo

Been poisoning bees in the springtime again, I see?

February 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Senataurs

wow you have done a lot of welsh already!!

January 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/debruges

pili-pala (butterfly) always makes me smile!

February 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Pewkele

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch :)

February 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/KevanSF

I just love the phrase "nac ydw" it sounds like "knock-a-due," all one word, and for some reason makes me smile every time I hear it.

January 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Leillia

"nac ydw" always reminds me of the Sims (so I guess, Simlish) ^_^

February 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MangoTiki

Brilliant! Not sure I will ever be able to say that without thinking that now!

January 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Noah_B_16

Cwrw, not because it means beer, I just like all the w's.

January 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/brittalexiswm

Prynhawn, the word for afternoon. I've known it for years and always thought it was funny.

February 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo

I thought it was a green frog, but not, it was a green dress :)

January 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/TheQueenZerelda

Cymraeg. :)

January 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/FarOffMontreal

Sglodion! it just sounds and seems so obscure and doesn't fit the word at all in a fantastic way

February 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Blazey2.0

I don't know if you can find it on the course but "eirinen wlanog" is hilarious as it literally translates to "woolly plum" and means peach :D

February 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo

Fun :) Cornish calls a peach a "woolly apple"... (aval gwlanek). (And tomatoes are "love apples" - aval kerensa.)

February 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Blazey2.0

Aw, love apples, that's cool! :D There are so many 'cute' words in Welsh... like 'bwci' - 'ghost' ^^

February 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Arnauti

After just doing the first few lessons, I'd say tegannau. And also orennau. I don't know why, but there's something really satisfying about those plural forms.

February 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Ieuan-Jones

Bendigedig (fantastic) is such a fun word to say.

Otherwise, definitely llongyfarchiadau (congratulations), simply because as a kid I was always ridiculously impressed whenever my headteacher used to say it.

February 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Malwen
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Llongyfarchiadau is one of my favourites too. My other favourite at the moment is gwdihŵ, which is the south Walian word for owl. I don't know if either of those are taught in this course though.

February 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/uaei

'Seren' because it's my name!

February 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Pancakes-R-Us

Cymraeg. Irony right, I like Welsh as my favorite word in Welsh. It's honestly such a cool word.

I like beic too, because it's just spelled very differently.

February 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ThomasoFflandrys

My favourite expression is Mae hi’n bwrw hen wragedd a ffyn :) In my native language (the Flemish variety of Dutch) the expression "it's raining old women" exists as well, so it makes me feel like Flanders and Wales have something (admittedly rather bizarre) in common.

October 4, 2017
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