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Useful Welsh Words and Phrases for your Surf trip to Gower

The London surf club visited us last week for a surf lifesaving/surf incident training day and fortunately were armed with a glossary of the basics supplied by the organiser, a Welshman living in the smoke. Thanks for the tips Rob!

Please – Os gwelwch yn dda

Thank you – Diolch

1 – un

2 – dau

3 – tri

4 – pedwar

5 – pump

6 – chwech

7 – saith

8 – wyth

9 – naw

10- deg

Sunday – Dydd Sul

Monday – Dydd Llun

Tuesday – Dydd Mawrth

Wednesday – Dydd Mercher

Thursday – Dydd Iau

Friday – Dydd Gwener

Saturday – Dydd Sadwrn

Yesterday/ today/ tomorrow – Ddoe/ heddiw/ yfory

Day/ week/ month/ year – Diwrnod/ wythnos/ mis/ blwyddyn

Where/ when/ how? – Ble/ pryd / sut?

Good Morning – Bore Da

Good Afternoon – Pnawn Da

Goodnight – Nos Da

Hot/ cold – Poeth/ oer

Old/ new – Hen/ newydd

Cheap/ expensive – Rhad/ drud

Good/ bad – Da/ drwg

Big/ small – Mawr/ bychan

Cup of Tea – Paned o De

Cup of Coffee – Paned o Goffi

Orange juice – Sudd oren

Once we are there

Farm – Ffarm

Beach – Traeth or, Lan y mor

Surfing – Syrffio or, Reidio tonnau

Surfboard – Bwrdd syrffio

Wetsuit – Siwt blymio (diving suit)

Sand – Tywod

Rocks – Creigiau

Wave – Ton

Left – Chwith (To the left – I’r Chwith)

Right – Dde (To the right – I’r Dde)

I’m going for a shower – Dwi’n mynd am gawod

I’m going to bed – Dwi’n mynd i’r gwely

Sleeping/ awake – Cysgu/ deffro

Shop – Siop

When do you open? – Pryd da chi’n agor?

When do you close? – Pryd da chi’n cau?

Newspaper – Papur newydd

Mobile phone – Ffon symudol

It’s sunny/raining/misty – Mae’n heulog/glawio/niwlog

On the road-ar y ffordd

Swansea – Abertawe

Police – Heddlu

Ambulance – Ambiwlans

Fire – Tan

Hospital – Ysbyty

Garage – Garej

Danger – Perygl

Out on the town-allan o’r dref

No Smoking – Dim Ysmygu

Where are the toilets?  –  Ble mae’r toiledau?

Can I have … pints of lager?  –  Gai ….. peint o lager? (For more than one)  Gai beint o lager (for one)

Can I have … glasses of wine?  –  Gai ….. gwydr o win? (Pronounced ween)

Can I have … bottles of …?  –   Gai …..potel o….?

Would you like to dance?  –   Hoffech chi gael dawns?

You are not that attractive but will have to do, as it is now 2am and the bar is closed
–  Da chi ddim mor ddeiniadol a hynny ond mae’n  rhaid i chi wneud, am fod hi’n 2 o’r gloch y bore ac mae’r bar wedi cau.

At the end of the night-ar ddiwedd y noson

Where can I get a burger? – Ble gai brynu byrger?

Fish and chips please? – Sgodyn a sglodion os gwelwch yn dda?

Can I have extra chilli sauce on my kebab?  –  Gai chwaneg o saws chilli ar fy nghebab?

Taxi – Tacsi

I want to go to … – Dwi eisio mynd i

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