How to form simple sentences in Welsh

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

Simple Welsh sentences

In a typical sentence in Welsh which uses the verb 'to be', the verb 'mae' is placed at the beginning of the sentence. It is also possible to place the attribute at the beginning of the sentence to create emphasis. In this case the verb form 'yw' is used.


Mae'r gwragedd yn brydferth.
The women are beautiful.
Mae'r menywod yn drist.
The women are sad.
Mae'r gwragedd yn ieuanc.
The women are young.
Mae'r gwragedd yn hen.
The women are old.
Mae'r menywod yn hapus.
The women are happy.
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Welsh is also spoken in Patagonia in remote villages. If you are planning on doing some travelling, learning Welsh would be a great way to make the most of your trip.

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Basic words and phrases in Welsh

Learn to get by in Welsh with these useful words and phrases. These essential phrases cover everything from Welsh greetings to business and workplace communications to love and dating.

rhai adar
some birds
rhai cerrig
some stones
rhai byrddau
some tables
rhai gwragedd
some women
Basic words and phrases in Welsh
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If you want to go from beginner to fluent in Welsh in a reasonable amount of time, you'll need a proven study method and daily dedication. Our nine-step Welsh learning guide will show you how to teach yourself Welsh in a structured,effective way. The steps below will take you through the progression of skills needed to learn to speak, read and understand Welsh.

Step 10 : Simple sentences in Welsh

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 Llyfr yw hwn, Cadair yw hon and Drws yw hwn (This is a book, This is a chair, This is a door). Then learn the phrases Mae'r drws yn fawr and Mae'r drws yn fach (The door is big, The door is small). And then learn the phrases Mae'r drysau yn fawr and Mae'r drysau yn fach (The doors are big, The doors are small). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about simple Welsh 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 Welsh. Give it a try yourself!

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