"Are you a woman?"

Translation:Menyw dych chi?

October 25, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/susanescott

It might be asking if a girl is an adult or not.

November 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/pablopublico

Menyw, a variant of benyw, is cognate with English queen, Norwegian kvinne ("woman"), Ancient Greek γῠνή (gunḗ, whence English gynecologist), Russian жена́ (žená, "wife") and Sanskrit जनि (jáni, "woman, wife; birth; mother; birthplace").

August 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AilawilHathaway

Does this sound as rude in Welsh as it does in English?

October 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/rmcode
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That's a very good question. We might need to delete this sentence.

Although I could think of a not too rude context given that popular names like Ceri and Celyn are non gender specific so someone in androgynous clothes with a neutral voice or over the phone might elicit such an enquiry.

October 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Julianbark6

Or online, where a name like "rmcode" gives no clue.

November 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Beth743129

Would it be correct to use "ydych" in this sentence?

October 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ibisc

Yes, and it is an accepted answer.

November 5, 2017
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