Welsh Phrases

The Welsh phrases are helpful because they are used daily. Below we picked expressions that a new learner will find useful. We included the audio as well. This is a better way to learning. Learn only what you need. We start with greetings and introduction.

Hi: hi  Audio
What is your name?: beth yw eich enw?  Audio
Nice to meet you: braf cwrdd â chi  Audio
How are you?: sut ydych chi  Audio
I'm good, thanks: dw i'n iawn, diolch  Audio
And you?: a chi?  Audio

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More questions about language and age:

Do you speak (English/Welsh)?: ydych chi'n siarad (saesneg / cymraeg)?  Audio
Does she speak Chinese?: ydy hi'n siarad tseinëeg?  Audio
A little bit: dim ond ychydig  Audio
How old are you?: beth yw eich oedran?  Audio
I'm 33 years old: dw i'n 33 mlwydd oed  Audio
It was nice talking to you: roedd yn braf siarad â chi  Audio

If you don't understand something, this will be your secret weapon:

What do you mean?: beth ydych chi'n ei olygu?  Audio
I don't understand: dw i ddim yn deall  Audio
I don't know: dw i ddim yn gwybod  Audio
Sorry: mae'n ddrwg gen i  Audio
What is that called in Welsh?: beth dych chi'n galw hynny yng nghymraeg?  Audio
What does that word mean in English?: beth mae 'r gair'na yn ei olygu yn saesneg?  Audio

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More personal information about origins and profession:

Where are you from?: o ble dych chi'n dod?  Audio
I'm from the U.S: dwi'n dod o'r unol daleithiau  Audio
I'm American: dw i'n americanwr  Audio
Where do you live?: ble dych chi'n byw?  Audio
I live in the U.S: dw i'n byw yn yr unol daleithiau  Audio
What do you do for a living?: beth dych chi'n wneud i ennill bywoliaeth?  Audio
I'm a student: dw i'n fyfyriwr  Audio

Offering or asking for help and giving directions:

Can I help you?: alla i helpu chi?  Audio
Can you help me?: allwch chi fy helpu i?  Audio
Where is the airport?: ble mae'r maes awyr?  Audio
Go straight: ewch yn syth  Audio
Then: yna  Audio
Turn left: trowch i'r chwith  Audio
Turn right: trowch i'r dde  Audio


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Good wishes in Welsh in holidays and occasions:

Happy birthday: pen-blwydd hapus  Audio
Happy new year: blwyddyn newydd dda  Audio
Merry Christmas: nadolig llawen  Audio
Good luck: pob lwc  Audio
Congratulations: llongyfarchiadau  Audio

Welsh expressions commonly used when traveling or buying:

I have a reservation: dw i wedi archebu stafell  Audio
Do you have rooms available?: oes ystafelloedd ar gael gyda chi?  Audio
I would like a non-smoking room: hoffwn ystafell dim ysmygu  Audio
How much it costs per night?: beth yw'r gost y noson?  Audio
Waiter: gweinydd  Audio
How much is this?: faint yw hyn?  Audio
What is this?: beth yw hwn?  Audio

Survival phrases considered to be important in emergencies:

Are you okay?: ydych chi'n iawn?  Audio
I need a doctor: dwi angen meddyg  Audio
Help: help  Audio
Call the ambulance: ffoniwch yr ambiwlans  Audio
Call the police: ffoniwch yr heddlu  Audio
I am sick: dw i'n sâl  Audio

These Welsh phrases can be used in a variety of conversations. If you have already visited our Welsh Vocabulary and Welsh Grammar, you might want to visit our Welsh Flashcards to practice what you learned.

Welsh Vocabulary

Welsh Grammar


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Did you know? Phrases are the combination of the use of vocabulary and grammar. Mastering the vocabulary and grammar can result in the ability to make useful Welsh phrases.