"I have gone to the office."

Translation:Dw i wedi mynd i'r swyddfa.

March 14, 2017

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When should i use dw i'n vs. dw i? What does the "yn" add to the meaning?


The 'n/yn is required to link forms of bod (being, to be) such as - such as dw i and dych chi - with verb-nouns such as mynd where the sense is of an unfinished action (I am going, I go, I will be going, I will go, I was going, etc) wedi is used instead where the action is completed (I have gone, I will have gone, I had gone, etc).

yn and wedi cannot be used together in this sense. So:

  • Dw i'n mynd... - I am going...
  • Dw i wedi mynd... - I have gone...

This use of 'n/yn is explained in the notes for the sections on 'Present Tense'. See also the informal explanation here which includes two other uses of yn.


Hang on a second - I pressed the words to see the translation, and it came up with "Dw i wedi mynd i't parc". What does this mean? 'Parc' is 'Park', but it certainly does not mean office... and what about "i't"? I'm very confused! :)


That sounds very strange. Perhaps a temporary glitch in Duo. If it happens again post the details on the 'Duolingo troubleshooting discussion' - that is monitored by Duo staff.


What does i'r mean? You already have dw i so why do you have the i'r as well.


This is in the hover hints - 'to the':

  • i - to (a preposition)
  • 'r/yr/y - the

if you go through the section 'The', you will see that 'r is the form of 'r/yr/y (the) that is used following a word that ends in a vowel, in which case the two then join together. So:

  • i + 'r = i'r

The i in dw i is the pronoun i, meaning 'I'. So:

  • dw i - I am
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