How to form simple sentences in Breton

How to form simple sentences in Breton

You want to learn how to form simple sentences in Breton? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Breton lessons complete with useful examples. The house is big, the book is old... we make forming simple Breton sentences easy.

Simple Breton sentences

In a typical sentence in Breton which uses the verb 'to be', the verb is placed between the subject and the attribute using the verb form 'zo'. It is also possible to place the attribute at the beginning of the sentence to create emphasis (i.e. 'Big is the horse'). In this case the verb form 'eo' is used.


Ar paotr 'zo dieg.
The boy is lazy.
Ar paotr 'zo kreñv.
The boy is strong.
Ar paotr 'zo speredek.
The boy is smart.
Ar paotr 'zo bihan.
The boy is small.
Ar paotr 'zo bras.
The boy is big.
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About Breton

About Breton

Breton is a celtic language related to Welsh, Irish, Cornish and Gaelic. If you are planning on doing some travelling, learning Breton would be a great way to make the most of your trip.

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Basic words and phrases in Breton

Learn to get by in Breton with these useful words and phrases. The phrases below will help you to greet people in Breton, introduce yourself in Breton and even hold a conversation in Breton after you have met someone.

al levr-mañ
this book
an aval-mañ
this apple
ar marc'h-mañ
this horse
an daol-mañ
this table
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If you want to go from beginner to fluent in Breton in a reasonable amount of time, you'll need a proven study method and daily dedication. Our nine-step Breton learning guide will show you how to teach yourself Breton in a structured,effective way. The steps below will take you through the progression of skills needed to learn to speak, read and understand Breton.

Step 10 : Simple sentences in Breton

You've already learned so much in steps 1 to 9 and we'd like to help you learn even more with this bonus step. Learn the phrases Ul levr eo, Ur gador eo and Un nor eo (This is a book, This is a chair, This is a door). Then learn the phrases Bras eo an nor and Bihan eo an nor (The door is big, The door is small). And then learn the phrases Bras eo an dorioù and Bihan eo an dorioù (The doors are big, The doors are small). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about simple Breton sentences including useful examples. Take everything you have learned so far and then teach yourself just a few new words each week. In this way, you'll soon be able to say 100's, if not 1000's of short phrases in Breton. Give it a try yourself!

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