"Mi wnes i edrych ar y dillad."

Translation:I looked at the clothes.

August 7, 2016

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Can the simple past also be translated a a progressive? I.e. in this case “I was looking at the clothes”?

August 7, 2016

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No. The imperfect is usually better for that - Ro'n i'n edrych ar y dillad

If something happened while you were somewhere, then you use the imperfect for the continuing action, and the simple past for the one-off event:

  • Ro'n ni crwydro o gwmpas y Maes ddoe pan gwympodd y stondin 'na - We were wandering around the Maes yesterday when that stand fell over.
August 7, 2016

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August 8, 2016
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