"Do you need an example?"

Translation:Oes eisiau enghraifft arnat ti?

July 21, 2016

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Cynphony

Are "want" and "need" the same thing? This looks like "do you want an example" "oes eisiau...

July 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ibisc

Eisiau - 'a want, a need'. Angen - 'a need' So for 'need', either can be used, although angen tends to be used more often for that, perhaps.

The 'best answer' here has been changed to 'want' to reflect that.

(edit - it seems to have become a zombie...)

July 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Ieuan-Jones

Is it always the case you can use eisiau for 'need'? I've heard you wouldn't say "dw i eisiau mynd i'r ysgol nawr" for "I need to go to school now", albeit from someone who hasn't spoken Welsh regularly for a fairly (fairly) long time.

July 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ibisc

As I said above, angen is probably more commonly used for 'need', or rhaid if it it something that you must/have to do:

  • Mae angen arna i fynd i'r ysgol nawr
  • Dw i angen mynd i'r ysgol nawr
  • Rhaid i fi fynd i'r ysgol nawr

Rhaid seems to fit better, really, for having to do something like going to school, as opposed to needing a bag of potatoes.

July 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Ieuan-Jones

Right, that makes sense, thanks!

July 22, 2016
Learn Welsh in just 5 minutes a day. For free.