"Gaeth hi ei chlywed."

Translation:She was heard.

June 21, 2016

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Not easy sentences to really comprehend without context

June 21, 2016

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This sentence literally means 'She had (gaeth hi) her hearing (ei chlywed)'.

It's the simplest way Welsh expresses the passive voice.

The pattern is the same for such sentences as:-

'She was born' (Gaeth hi ei geni - She had her birth)

'She was brought up' (Gaeth hi ei magu - She had her upbringing)

'She was paid' - (Gaeth hi ei thalu - She had her paying)

etc.

I've just added another sentence to this lesson:-

'She was heard by Megan' (Gaeth hi ei chlywed gan Megan - She had her hearing by Megan)

Hope that clarifies things.

June 21, 2016
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