"Pumdegau"

Translation:Fifties

April 12, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/keentospeak

Sounds like dimdegau to me... if it was, by the way, would this be the correct word for the noughties?

April 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ibisc

dimdegau would be as good as anything else!

April 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/IanGordon12

Working on this word and also chwedegau brings to mind a question on a usage that needs both words (and happens to be a true statement for me). Would it be correct to say "Ges i fy ngeni yn y chwedegau, a dw i mewn fy mhumdegau"? If not, what would be correct? (For the avoidance of doubt, and please also tell me how to say this, I will be fifty-five next month.)

May 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ibisc

Very close:

  • Ges i fy ngeni yn y chwedegau. - Fine
  • Dw i yn fy mhumdegau. - A specific fifties (your, their, the, etc), so yn rather than mewn

  • Byddwch chi'n pum deg pum (mlwydd) oed fis nesaf., or

  • Byddwch chi'n hanner can (mlwydd) oed fis nesaf. (another, older way of expressing fifty, and sometimes still used for age)

The blwydd/flwydd/mlwydd is often left out of ages, and we don't cover it on this course anyway - it is an older word for 'year of age' used only in that context nowadays.

May 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/IanGordon12

Thanks for that. If I can get even close to right I must be making progress. Dyn ni'n mynd i Rosneigr i ddathlu fy mhenblewydd.

May 30, 2017
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