"No, I have never been there."
Translation:Nac ydw, dw i erioed wedi bod yno.
I am pretty sure you can say 'dw i byth wedi bod yno' for 'i have never been there'
That's a non-standard version found in some parts of south Wales. In the standard language, the present perfect "I have never..." always takes erioed.
Erioed takes the place of ddim:
Nac ydw, dw i ddim wedi bod yno "No, I haven't been there"
Nac ydw, dw i erioed wedi bod yno "No, I've never been there"
I have only used Duolingo so far as a complete beginner. I have found it to be quite good as I dont aim to understand the ins and outs of grammer as long as i develop a feel for the correct way of saying things. Thats how I learned Dutch. I have never heard of SSiW so I am eager to check it out. Diolch yn fawr!
Southern Welsh learner, yes. Started learning via SSiW, as did most of my class. Our athro is from Aberystwyth, I'll have to ask h8m which he uses as I don't recall it coming up in lessons yet.
I see. It's considered "non-standard" but is common in south Wales and perfectly fine in colloquial speech. SSiW aims to teach colloquial patterns, which is great. SSiW learners tend to sound a lot more natural and normal - basically a lot more Welsh - than learners on any other kind of course I know.
@Bronwyn528860 @JSD83 Both excellent recommendations! SSiW and Gareth King's stuff are some of the best resources around for Welsh leaners. They're better than Duolingo, in my opinion.
Yep, I agree Duolingo has it's uses. It's not really a good place to start - for that I'd recommend SSiW or a class. I think it has its place as a supplement to something more substantial and comprehensive.
A timely item, as our intermediate class just ran through unit 4 of Gareth King's intermediate workbook last evening, dealing with byth/erioed in preterite and short versions. King goes with the standard wedi = erioed.
I have found DuoLingo mostly helpful as a supplement to SSIW and workbook/in-class learning. It's much better for daily reinforcement, but if I were an absolute beginner, I would have way too many questions for Duo to be much help. I started with SSIW and did the entire first course twice before adding DuoLingo and finished the second course before starting in our intermediate class with the King books.