"Draig dych chi? Ie!"

Translation:Are you a dragon? Yes!

April 6, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/AnCatDubh

This’ll be very useful if I ever have to play charades in Welsh.

April 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/RowenaJane

I was taught "ia" ??

October 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/PushythePirate1

I think it's a north /south thing maybe?

May 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/PengelianKnights

Would "yeah" be acceptable for "ie"??? Because it's used the same way in their respective languages.

September 24, 2017

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'Yeah' isn't acceptable here, even though they seem to be similar.

Ie = 'Yes' in this type of sentence and is standard in Welsh whereas 'yeah' is an informal non standard spelling in English.

September 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/PengelianKnights

Ah, gotcha. Formality isn't as much a concern for American English as it is for other languages (or other English variants, for that matter), so I forgot about that. Thanks for the clarification.

September 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SantiMauricio

Funny thing is, “yeah” is much older than “yes” in the english langauge. In fact the word yes comes from yeah. https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/yes#English

August 11, 2018
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