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DYDD GWYL DEWI SANT HAPUS - HAPPY ST DAVID'S DAY 2014

 

As its St David's Day I thought I would write some Welsh phrases for you so if you've ever wanted to learn well here's a starter for you. I thought I would round it off with the lyrics of the Welsh National Anthem. I also found this old photo of the Welsh Dragon from 1900 & thought it was lovely.
 
 
LETS LEARN WELSH
Good morning  - Bore da ["BORreh da”]
Good afternoon - Prynhawn da ["pnaown da”]
Good evening - Noswaith dda ["NOSSwythe dha”]
Goodnight - Nos da ["nos da”]
Hello - Helo ["heLO”]
Hi!, How are you?-  Sut mae? Shw mae? ["shoo mye”] (South Welsh)
Welcome - Croeso ["CROY-so”]
Goodbye - Hwyl ["hooil”]
Bye - Hwyl ["hooil”]
Good luck - Pob lwc ["pawb look”]
Best wishes - Pob dymuniad da ["pawb duhMINyad da”]
Congratulations  - Llongyfarchiadau ["hlong-guhvarkhYADeye”]
Darling  - Cariad ["CARRYad”]
I love you  - Dw i’n dy garu di ["doo een duh GARee dee”]
 
 
Hen Wlad fy Nhadau 
(Land of my Fathers) 
The Welsh National Anthem 
 
Cymraeg 
 
Mae hen wlad fy nhadau yn annwyl i mi 
Gwlad beirdd a chantorion enwogion o fri 
Ei gwrol ryfelwr, gwlad garwyr tra mad 
Tros ryddid collasant eu gwaed. 
 
Gwlad Gwlad, 
Pleidiol wyf i'm gwlad, 
Tra môr yn fur i'r bur hoff bau 
O bydded i'r hen iaith barhau 
 
 
English: 
 
Land of my Fathers, O land of the free, 
A land of poets and minstrels, famed men. 
Her brave warriors, patriots much blessed, 
It was for freedom that they lost their blood. 
 
Wales! Wales!, 
I am devoted to my country. 
So long as the sea is a wall to this fair beautiful land, 
May the ancient language remain. 
 
 
I thought I would treat you with this amazing version of the National Anthem by 'Only Men Aloud'