Welsh Adjectives

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Welsh Adjectives

Learning the Welsh Adjectives displayed below is vital to the language. Welsh Adjectives are words that describe or modify another person or thing in the sentence.

Grammar Tips:

While in English an adjective doesn’t change when the noun changes, in Welsh an adjective sometimes agrees in gender and number with the noun. For example:

a)    Masculine to feminine example: Mab byr (Short son ) becomes: Merch fer (Short daughter).

As you can see from the example above, the adjective comes after the noun and also takes the feminine form.

b)    Singular to plural example:

Dyma fy nghar coch (this is my red car) becomes: Dyma fy ngheir cochion (these are my red cars).

As you can see from the example above, the adjective comes after the noun and also takes the plural form.

·         Please note that the plural forms of adjectives and to some extent the feminine forms are becoming obsolete.


Here are some examples:

English AdjectivesWelsh Adjectives
adjectivesansoddeiriau
a green treecoeden gwyrdd
a tall buildingadeilad dal
a very old manddyn hen iawn
the old red housey ty hen coch
a very nice friendffrind iawn 'n glws

Notice the structure of the Adjectives in Welsh.

List of Adjectives in Welsh

Below is a list of the Adjectives, Colors, Shapes, Sizes in Welsh placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Welsh vocabulary.

English AdjectivesWelsh Adjectives
colorslliwiau
blackdu
blueglas
brownbrown
grayllwyd
greengwyrdd
orangeoren
purpleporffor
redcoch
whitewyn
yellowh
sizesmaint
bigmawr
deepdwfn
longhir
narrowcul
shortbyr
smallbach
talltal
thicktrwchus
thintenau
wideeang
shapessiapiau
circularcylchlythyr
straightyn syth
squaresgwâr
triangulartrionglog
tasteschwaeth
bitterchwerw
freshffres
saltyhallt
soursur
spicysbeislyd
sweetmelys
qualitiesnodweddion
baddrwg
cleanglân
darktywyll
difficultanodd
dirtybudr
drysych
easyhawdd
emptygwag
expensiveddrud
fastcyflym
foreigntramor
fullllawn
goodda
hardgaled
heavytrwm
inexpensiverhad
lightgolau
locallleol
newnewydd
noisyswnllyd
oldhen
powerfulpwerus
quiettawel
correctgywir
slowaraf
softmeddal
veryiawn
weakgwan
wetgwlyb
wronganghywir
youngifanc
quantitiesmeintiau
fewychydig
littlebach
manyllawer o
muchllawer
partrhan
somerhai
a fewychydig
wholegyfan

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