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"Dyn ni cynddrwg â'n gilydd."

Translation:We are as bad as each other.

April 2, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Malwen
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What is "â'n" a contraction of?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rmcode
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  • 2004

â ein = â'n


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RobertEddy

What ever does this sentence mean? Bad as each other is not meaninful to me.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mizinamo

You forgot the first "as".

"as bad as" indicates a comparison.

The standard of comparison is "each other".

So I am as bad as you, and you are as bad as I am. We are as bad as each other. We are equally bad.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NerysPalme

I always thought "as bad as each other" was a common turn of phrase UK-wide, but as I am half-Welsh, maybe that's had an influence!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CliveBradl2

This is a perfectly normal UK English usage.

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