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  5. "Bydd e yma nawr."

"Bydd e yma nawr."

Translation:He will be here now.

March 19, 2016



Remember in Welsh (as in Welsh English), nawr/rŵan (now) can be used for the immediate future. It's perfectly fine to say Bydda i yna nawr (I'll be there now) when you mean "I'll be there in a minute", or Dw i'n dod rŵan! (I'm coming now!) meaning "I'll be there very soon, just not this very moment".


"now" is used in that sense in all types of English really, but then English - like other Germanic languages - doesn't have a true future tense; just "common ways of talking about the future". (no really! http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/005471.html)

Interesting to see nawr/rŵan gets used with the future in Welsh though, seeing as it does have a separate tense for it!


Hi Balbhan. Even in e.g. French which has a "true future" you could say "je le ferai maintenant" (I will do it now)


Helpful; I was looking at that going "those are not words that mean a thing when they are in sequence". :)

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