"Dych chi'n hoffi Manceinion?"

Translation:Do you like Manchester?

July 17, 2016

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/DesertGlass

Are these places in Wales?

July 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ibisc

Manchester is a large city in northern England, although it happens to have a specific name in Welsh as well. In the past, it used to have a quite a large Welsh-speaking community as so many people moved there from Wales to work as the city expanded.

Lots of information about it available on the web.

July 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/DesertGlass

Oh okay, I assumed all of these places were Welsh.

July 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/shwmae

Lots of places in England near to Wales have their own Welsh names, as do places of historical importance to Wales further afield in Britain.

February 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DesertGlass

I don't live in Europe so I've never heard of most of these European names, and often get marked incorrect for spelling the "not in Welsh" versions incorrectly. It's just one random set of letters getting transposed into another random set of letters. :-)

February 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/shwmae

Yes, it's harder for non-Europeans as it's a European language. Learning a language is never just about learning the language though. Think of it as an opportunity to learn something about geography, history and culture at the same time. Languages broaden the mind!

February 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DesertGlass

Ha, yes, I'll have to get a map. Maybe I don't know where the rest of Wales is, but I know where New South Wales is located (Australia)

February 13, 2017
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