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"Maen nhw'n hoffi siocled."

Translation:They like chocolate.

February 8, 2016


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So I guess it is best to remember this as, 'They are liking chocolate' in terms of the translation?


How to pronounce the "nhw'n"? Diolch.


what does nhw'n mean on its own?


nhw means "they", and yn or 'n is a grammatical particle that doesn't exist in English - it links the "to be" verb (maen here) with the other verb (hoffi here).


So when do we use 'n and 'r?


'r is a form of the Welsh word for "the" -- see the lesson notes for the unit "The": https://www.duolingo.com/skill/cy/The

'n is a grammatical particle which doesn't have a translation in English. It's used to link a form of bod "to be" such as dw i or maen nhw to another verb such as hoffi. It's not used with eisiau or angen but with pretty much all other verbs.

See the lesson notes for the "Present 1" and "Present 2" units: https://www.duolingo.com/skill/cy/Present-1 and https://www.duolingo.com/skill/cy/PresTens2 .

For more information on those lesson notes in general, including how to access them from a mobile device, have a look at https://www.duolingo.com/comment/17638579 .

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