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  5. "I want to go to school."

"I want to go to school."

Translation:Dw i eisiau mynd i'r ysgol.

October 28, 2016



First 'I like Mondays," then "I don't like Fridays," and now this!

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Education is important after all


Shouldn't this be "I want to go to THE school" Otherwise, what is the 'r doing there? I think this is a mistake.


No, not a mistake. This pattern is explained in the course notes.

Welsh uses a definite article with places that we go to habitually. English is in cinsustent in this:

  • Dw i'n mynd i'r swyddfa. - I am going to the office. (my usual office)
  • Mae hi'n mynd i'r ysgol/eglwys/capel heddiw. - She is going to school/church/chapel today. (her usual school/church/chapel)
  • Dw i'n mynd i'r gwely. - I'm going to bed.
  • Dyn ni'n mynd i'r dre. - We are going to town. (our nearest/usual town)
  • Bydda i'n mynd i Aber yn y car. - I'll be going to Aber in the car. (my usual car)


Wouldn't Dw i'n moyn mynd i'r ysgol be correct as well?


As a translation, yes.

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