"To sail"

Translation:Hwylio

July 12, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/JoshMassey3

Hwyl fawr, big sail?

July 12, 2016

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Hwyl can be either a sail or a festival. (http://welsh-dictionary.ac.uk/gpc/gpc.html)

Hwyl fawr can thus mean 'a big/large sail' or 'big fun/mood/hilarity'; in the second case it has become a common farewell greeting. Although the more casual 'hwyl' on its own is often preferred.

July 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/EllisVaughan

Yes technically, thought the "Hwyl" in the phrase "Hwyl fawr" is actually the word for "Fun".

July 12, 2016
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