Tiffany Delite from Wichita, KS on July 20, 2019: So funny! Welsh, also known as Cymric and the British tongue, is the native language of Wales and spoken somewhere in the United Kingdom and Argentina. Do they shorten up the really long words at all when they say them? One of my favourites is gesio (guess) which often replaces dyfalu. It actually translates as Saint Mary's Church in the hollow of the white hazel near a rapid whirlpool and the Church of Saint Tysilio of the red cave, This ridiculously long, tongue-twister of a word refers both to a large village on the island of Anglesey and the train station located within. Amazing is a popular word in English pop culture probably used out of context from its original meaning. Greetings & Civilites Hello Sut mae sit mai Good morning Bore da bo-rre dah Good afternoon Prynhawn da pruhn-hown dah Good evening Noswaith dda noss-waith thah Goodnight Nos da nohs da Us Welsh also have our very own language, and here are my top 10 funniest words and phrases within it. 2. "A fo ben, bid bont" - If you want to be a leader, be a bridge "Bûm gall unwaith - hynny oedd, llefain pan ym ganed" - I was wise once: when I was born I cried "Cenedl heb iaith, cenedl heb galon" - A nation without a language is a nation without a heart I have had several discussions about the above word and the general consensus is that the word comes from modern young Welsh people wanting a Welsh equivalent to the English 'Amazing'. Listening to a native Welsh speaker talking in the language is like hearing music. ), (The unofficial name for the village of Llanfynydd in Carmarthenshire). siliogogogoch is not only a funny Welsh word, but it is also the longest place name in Europe! 'Popty ping' means microwave... and you can't get much better than that. Very often there just isn't a Welsh equivalent for the word so you will hear: 'compact disc', 'i-pad', salad, handy and bws (bus). - Wales forever! I can't wait to try "popty ping" on my family and friends. Some of these "sayings" might sound familiar to you. I hope that you can read this, and that it makes sense to you. This is a lighthearted lens written by someone who has been learning Welsh over the past few years who respects the language but also sees the funny side of learning Welsh as a complete beginner. On this page, you will find a wealth of wacky Welsh words that will tickle your funny bone. They contract sentences like "Wyt ti yn iawn" becomes ti'n iawn ( are you well?). Here are 25 phrases unique to the Welsh capital. The village was so named in the 1860s as a publicity stunt to attract tourists to the village after the creation of the Britannia Bridge and the North Wales Coast Railway Line between Holyhead and London. If you are searching for birthday wishes in the Welsh language, your search ends here. ), (Not the English "dim" as in slow or dim-witted.). See more ideas about welsh sayings, welsh, wales england. As we learn them, I will pass on the information to you so keep posted. As in English, the Welsh language also has homonyms that can be very amusing as shown in this youtube video from the 'Hwb' program shown on S4C on Sunday afternoons. Jun 10, 2019 - Explore Carol Ravarino's board "Welsh Sayings" on Pinterest. I think 'cawlio' expresses this state brilliantly. by Jamie Jones. :). Ah this brings back memories! My welsh boyfriend is also very amused!Anna x http://www.collectionsofimperfections.com/. (not those little digits on the end of your feet. Cwtch. Wales is a beautiful country. 24 Welsh words and phrases that are just as good as popty ping Yes, yes, we know no one in Wales actually uses 'popty ping' but that hasn't stopped it acquiring a momentum all of its own. "A fo ben, bid bont" - If you want to be a leader, be a bridge "Bûm gall unwaith - hynny oedd, llefain pan ym ganed" - I was wise once: when I was born I cried "Cenedl heb iaith, cenedl heb galon" - A nation … Reply. "Pili Pala" which appears to have some link to the French Papillon while "Gloyn Byw" is more often used in the specific name of a butterfly. Just think of bushed, blah, and blasÃ© - blino doesn't really appear out of place at all among these tired expressions, now does it? by Jamie Jones. Might start a new trend! Gwd lwc and Haf ffyn. Butterfly. Christine and Peter Broster (author) from Tywyn Wales UK on May 13, 2013: @anonymous: The Welsh word for jellyfish is "sglefrod" from what I understand but, like in English, the are more graphic ways of describing things.
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