"Dw i ddim yn hoffi cerdded."

Translation:I do not like walking.

February 15, 2016

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/NoelGoetowski

What's the Welsh for "AMEN"?

March 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/PannasOwen

amen or ameniau

September 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Pastramicity

This statement was true until Pokemon Go came out. lol.

September 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Ella_Wren

Our mail box is 1/2 a mile away from our house, so I have to walk down there to get the mail (sometimes there's nothing in the mailbox). Sigh country life. -_-

December 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/DanielleWa175277

Could someone explain the use of yn here?

December 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/shwmae

Sentences in the present tense in Welsh are basically formed as:

[person/thing being + yn + action]

Dw i + yn + canu

"I am" + yn + "sing" = "I sing"

or

Mae Jac + yn + hoffi

"Jac is" + yn + "like" = "Jack likes"

So the yn connects the "person being" bit to the action bit. It doesn't translate into anything in English really, but without the yn the sentence makes no sense in Welsh.

It's the same pattern in the negative.

Dw i ddim + yn + hoffi

"I am not" + yn + "like" = "I don't like"

or

Dych chi ddim + yn + cerdded

"You're not" + yn + "walk" = "You don't walk"

December 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Giuliana778571

Thanks that was so helpful! :)

April 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/shwmae

Croeso :)

April 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/meredith.hobson

i believe it's to connect the sentence. Without 'yn' it would state "I do not like walking", which still makes sense. Just with the 'yn' it completes the statement -ie "I do not like /to/ walk"

December 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/s.silva-jerez

What's the welsh word for cycling? :D

May 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/shwmae

seiclo e.g. Dw i ddim yn hoffi seiclo

December 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Dan_AKI

Lazy people. Pokemon GO shouldn't encourage walking. Pokemon GO sucks anyway...

October 25, 2016
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