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

24 Comments


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

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


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

How about pili-pala? XD


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

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


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

Been poisoning bees in the springtime again, I see?


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

wow you have done a lot of welsh already!!


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

pili-pala (butterfly) always makes me smile!


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

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch :)


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


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

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


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

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Noah_B_16

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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


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

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


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

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


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


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


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


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

'Seren' because it's my name!


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


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

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