"Mil naw pump pump"

Translation:Nineteen fifty-five

April 11, 2016

16 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/syntyche1981

Years are weird in every language.

November 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/RicardoGadelha

They are pretty straightforward in Portuguese, to be honest.

October 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/susanescott

Is this pattern just for years, or does it work for other large numbers?

April 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/IanGordon12

How would one express dates between 0AD and 999AD? And, for that matter, pre-Christian-era dates?

August 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ibisc

Just use the numbers as in other years:

  • 925 - naw dau pump
  • 74 - saith pedwar

And:

  • OC (Oes Crist) - AD
  • CC (Cyn Crist) - BC
  • 54 OC - 54 BC
August 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/IanGordon12

Thanks for that.

August 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo

Would one read OC as o ec and CC as ec ec? Or as oes Crist, cyn Crist?

August 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Margaret885737

Is there a welsh equivalent of 'common era' and 'before common era'?

January 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/AnCatDubh

Did something particularly important happen that year?

April 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo

Cardiff was declared the capital of Wales?

That's the only thing I found when searching https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1955 for "Wales".

I suppose they just want to teach random year numbers so that you get the idea of how to say them.

April 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ThomasoFflandrys

In related news... When did William the Bastard invade? Would that be mil dim chwech chwech?

October 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/rmcode
Mod
  • 1541

Yes, that would be the usual pattern.

Although the present century is a different one = two thousand + the number (not the individual numerals)

eg 2017 = Dwy fil un deg saith

October 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ThomasoFflandrys

I still think it's a missed opportunity that mil naw naw naw wasn't followed by dwy fil dim dim dim :)

October 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Bertysmum

Some of these accept 1955 and others need the words?

October 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ibisc

When translating into Welsh we want you to use the words so that you learn them. When going from Welsh to English you can use either the words or the numbers.

October 25, 2017
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