"Mae Owen yn hoffi pannas."

Translation:Owen likes parsnips.

3/23/2016, 1:52:32 AM

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We get it, Owen. You're real big on parsnips.

3/23/2016, 1:52:32 AM

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After the fourth sentence about Owen and his parsnips I couldn't stop laughing. I think "pannas" is one word I won't forget!

3/27/2016, 5:27:03 PM

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At least there's one thing I'll be able to order from a Welsh menu...

5/1/2016, 4:45:26 PM

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your streak is pretty......decent

8/9/2017, 10:16:49 AM

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Only four?

10/14/2016, 5:14:29 PM

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Owen... we need to talk... it's about your parsnips...

4/20/2016, 9:10:03 PM

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Owen, have you ever heard of something called an apple before?...

Mae Owen yn hoffi afal Mae Owen eisiau afal...

Uh oh...

2/24/2017, 6:56:56 AM

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Hopefully it will be possible to break Owen's obsession with parsnips.

2/24/2017, 7:18:04 AM

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What does "mae" mean here ?

3/29/2016, 7:49:17 AM

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Literally, it means "is", but it's probably best to simply treat it as a word which grammar requires in this sort of present-tense sentence with a noun as object.

(A bit like "does" in "Does the bird sing?" -- it doesn't actually mean anything, but you need it to make a grammatically correct question in English, since we don't say "Sings the bird?" anymore.)

Word for word, you could translate Mae Owen yn hoffi pannas as "Is Owen in liking parsnips" but it's best, I think, to just learn that this is the way to say "Owen likes parsnips" in Welsh.

3/29/2016, 11:41:06 AM

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Thanks for giving a helping hand.

1/2/2017, 2:25:03 AM

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Thanks a lot, much clearer.

3/29/2016, 11:53:19 AM

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9/8/2016, 8:37:00 PM

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Ok. Got the message

5/13/2017, 11:34:06 AM

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I'm beginning to think that Owen has a problem.

6/28/2017, 8:01:49 PM
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