"Dw i'n mynd i Aberystwyth."

Translation:I am going to Aberystwyth.

December 27, 2016

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CivisRomanus

If «Welsh does not make a distinction between 'I swim, I make, I eat' and so on, and 'I am swimming', 'I am making', 'I am eating',» [from 'Tips and Notes' in the Present Tense 2 lesson], why 'I go to Aberystwyth' is not accepted, being the only valid answer 'I am going to Aberystwyth'?

December 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ibisc

As a sentence on its own, 'I go to Aber' would be unusual in English, whereas 'I'm going to Aber' is a common pattern.

'I go to Aber twice a week' or '..to visit my aunt', etc, would be a common usage.

December 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CivisRomanus

So if the sentence was 'I go to Aber on Thursdays' would dw i'n mynd i Aber ddydd Iau be correct?

December 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ibisc

Almost - 'on Thursdays' = ar ddydd Iau

  • dydd Iau - Thursday
  • ddydd Iau - on Thursday
  • ar ddydd Iau - on Thursdays
  • ar dydd Iau 20ain o fis Mai - on Thursday the 20th of May
December 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CivisRomanus

Thank you for the very clear explanation!

December 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MrGWallCymraeg

It should be accepted, albeit sounding odd. Though...

"I ba brifysgol wyt ti'n mynd?" (To which university do you go?" "Dwi'n mynd i (brifysgol) Aber" (I go to (the university of) Aber"

So actually, depending on the context, the translation of "I go to Aber" being "Dwi'n mynd i Aber" is perfectly correct.

December 29, 2016
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