"Oes, mae rhaid i fi smwddio."

Translation:Yes, I must iron.

May 8, 2016



When the sentence starts with Oes , as in this case, is it mandatory to use bod  (i.e. mae rhaid i... or mae'n rhaid i..., as opposed to rhaid i... ), or is it still a free choice?

In other words, would

Oes, rhaid i fi smwddio

be equally grammatical?

March 6, 2017


Yep, equally grammatical. You must include it after a question word however, as in:

Beth mae rhaid i ti wneud? "What do you have to do?"

Faint mae rhaid i fi gofio? "How much do I have to remember?"

Ble mae rhaid iddi hi fynd? "Where does she have to go?"

March 6, 2017


Thank you!
So, if I understand this rule correctly , besides the interrogative sentence that begins with oes (e.g. oes rhaid i ti fynd?), any other that begins with a question word takes the following construction:

question word + mae rhaid i + pronoun + verb

Am faint o'r gloch mae rhaid iddyn nhw fynd i'r gwely?

Sut mae rhaid i fi olchi'r crys newydd?

Ble (Lle) mae rhaid iddo fe (fo) adael y beic?

Is this correct?

March 7, 2017


Yeah, you got it. Da iawn :)

March 7, 2017


Thanks again for the very clear explanation.

March 7, 2017


Is the "oes" form of yes usually used with must or have to?

May 8, 2016

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Yes and also always with possession, because the question starts with 'Oes'

eg 'Oes rhaid i chi smwddio? = Do you have to iron (lit:- Is there a necessity for you to iron)

Answer:- Oes, rhaid i fi smwddio.

Similarly 'Oes siocled gyda chi? = Do you have chocolate (lit:- Is there chocolate with you?)

Oes, mae siocled gyda fi.

May 8, 2016
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