How to use the definite article in Welsh

How to use the definite article in Welsh

You want to learn how to use the definite article in Welsh? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Welsh lessons complete with useful examples. The apple, the house, the book... we'll teach you about the Welsh definite article in a simple, clear and enjoyable way.

The Welsh definite article

The definite article is what we call the word 'the' in English. The definite article is used with nouns. The English definite article 'the' has various forms in Welsh. Depending on the first letter of the word which follows, the various forms are ''r', 'y' and 'yr'.

Examples

y plentyn
the child
yr wythnos
the week
y gegin
the kitchen
y goeden
the tree
yr adeilad
the building
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Step 4 : The definite article in Welsh

The definite article is what we call the word the in English. The definite article is used with nouns. Using the nouns llyfr, cadair and drws (book, chair, door) which you learned in Step 3, learn how to use the definite article with each of the nouns. The nouns together with the definite article are y llyfr, y gadair and y drws (the book, the chair, the door). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about the definite article in Welsh including useful examples. Once you have learned to use the definite article with the Welsh nouns llyfr, cadair and drws, you're ready to move on to Step 5 (the plural in Welsh).

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