"Mi ges i uwd i frecwast."

Translation:I had porridge for breakfast.

February 9, 2016



Any knowledge as to whether the English interjection "Eeeeeew" is somehow derived ethymologically from the Welsh word for porridge?

February 9, 2016


Unlikely, seeing as English speakers in the U.K. only say that if they watch too much American television.

March 6, 2016


And good Welsh men and women say Ych a fi! instead!

December 15, 2016


what does ych a fi mean?

April 5, 2017


It's like "Yuck!" but it sounds so much better: "Ych a fi!".

April 5, 2017


Porridge is schmeckerlecker! More seriously, is there a difference between the pronunciation of "brecwast" and the soft form of "frecwast"? They sound the same to me.

March 29, 2016


Yup. Like English B and V...as the pronunciation would suggest...

March 31, 2016


So you're saying there is a distinction, but I can't hear it. B and V aren't similar in English: B and P are, and V and hard TH. Maybe DL could do a section where hard and soft sounds are adjacent, so those of us who strain to hear would have a chance.

March 31, 2016

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If you go to this site http://www.textaloud.com/

and choose the Welsh voice, you can try brecwast and i frecwast to hear the difference between the b and the f

April 6, 2017


I don't hear it in this example. I slowed down the sentence three times, and the speaker is CLEARLY saying 'B'recwast. This bugs me.

April 15, 2016


I did ask this question in a different comment section but no one answered - what is the meaning of 'i' ? It seems like it has multiple non related meanings. Please can someone answer.

October 22, 2016


'i' can mean multiple prepositions like 'to', and 'for'. Of course, 'i' doesn't cover everything. I hope that helps.

November 12, 2016


Could someone please explain to me why brecwast is mutated in this sentence?

November 5, 2017


After the word i "to, for" there's a soft mutation.

November 6, 2017
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