Welsh Adverbs

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Welsh Adverbs

Learning the Welsh Adverbs displayed below is vital to the language. Welsh adverbs are part of speech. Generally they're words that modify any part of language other than a noun. Adverbs can modify verbs, adjectives (including numbers), clauses, sentences and other adverbs.

Grammar Tips:

While in English adverbs are usually formed by adding (-ly) to adjectives. In Welsh many adverbs are formed from adjectives, simply by placing ‘yn’ before the adjective.  Examples:

 

Araf (slow) becomes ‘yn araf’ (slowly)

Perffaith (perfect) becomes ‘yn berffaith’ (perfectly)

However that’s not always the case. Some words are adverbs by nature. For example:

Nawr (now), yna (then), and toc (soon) are all Welsh adverbs.

*Please note that this ‘yn’ causes a soft mutation of the letters c,p,t,g,b,d,ll,m,rh (namely g,b,d,-,f,dd,l,f,r).


Here are some examples:

English AdverbsWelsh Adverbs
adverbsadferfau
I read a book sometimesYr wyf yn darllen llyfr weithiau
I will never smokeNi fyddaf byth yn ysmygu
are you alone?ydych chi yn unig?

Notice the structure of the Adverbs in Welsh.

List of Adverbs in Welsh

Below is a list of the Adverbs of time place manner and frequency in Welsh placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Welsh vocabulary.

English AdverbsWelsh Adverbs
adverbs of timeadferfau amser
yesterdayddoe
todayheddiw
tomorrowyfory
nowawr
thenYna,
lateryn ddiweddarach
tonightheno
right nowar hyn o bryd
last nightneithiwr
this morningy bore yma
next weekwythnos nesaf
alreadyeisoes yn
recentlyyn ddiweddar
lately'n ddiweddar
soonyn fuan
immediatelyar unwaith
stillyn dal i
yeteto
agoyn ôl
adverbs of placeadferfau o le
hereyma
theremae
over theredros oes
everywhereym mhob man
anywhereyn unrhyw le
nowhereunman
homecartref
awayi ffwrdd
outallan
adverbs of manneradferfau o ffordd
veryiawn
quiteeithaf
prettyn bert 'n
really'n sylweddol
fastcyflym
wellyn dda
hardgaled
quicklyyn gyflym
slowlyaraf
carefullyyn ofalus
hardlyPrin
barelyprin
mostlyyn bennaf
almostbron
absolutelygwbl
togethergyda'i gilydd
aloneyn unig
adverbs of frequencyadferfau amlder
alwaysbob amser yn
frequentlyyn aml
usuallyfel arfer
sometimesweithiau
occasionallyachlysurol
seldomanaml
rarelyanaml iawn y
neverbyth

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