Welsh Articles

If you're trying to learn Welsh Articles you will find some useful resources including a course about Definite and Indefinite Articles... to help you with your Welsh grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and notice the pattern that occurs each time the word changes its place. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Welsh. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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Welsh Articles

Learning the Welsh Articles displayed below is vital to the language. Welsh articles are words that combine with a noun to indicate the type of reference being made by the noun. Generally articles specify the grammatical definiteness of the noun. Examples are "the, a, and an".

Grammar Tips:

Definite Article:

Unlike English, which has only one definite article “the", Welsh has 3 forms of the definite article:

‘y’ before consonants (y ci = the dog)

‘yr’ before vowels (yr oren = the orange)

‘ ‘r ‘ after vowels (i’r plant = to/for the children)

 

Indefinite Article:

While we have (a / an / some) in English as indefinite articles, there is no indefinite article in Welsh .

‘Some’ can be translated by ‘rhai’ if it means ‘a few’ (rhai pethau = some things), or ‘peth’ if it means ‘a small amount’ (peth llaeth = a small amount of milk).


Here are some examples:

English ArticlesWelsh Articles
articleserthyglau
they
aa
oneun
somerhai
fewychydig
the booky llyfr
the booksy llyfrau
a bookllyfr
one bookun llyfr
some booksrhai llyfrau
few booksychydig o lyfrau

Notice the structure of the Articles in Welsh.

List of Articles in Welsh

Below is a list of vocabulary where you can use the Definite and Indefinite Articles in Welsh. Try to practice but also memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Welsh vocabulary.

English VocabularyWelsh Vocabulary
Foodbwyd
almondscnau almon
breadbara
breakfastbrecwast
buttermenyn
candycandy
cheesecaws
chickencyw iâr
cumincwmin
dessertpwdin
dinnercinio
fishpysgod
fruitffrwythau
ice creamhufen iâ
lambcig oen
lemonlemon
lunchcinio
mealpryd
meatcig
ovenpopty
pepperpupur
plantsplanhigion
porkporc
saladsalad
salthalen
sandwichbrechdan
sausageselsig
soupCawl
sugarsiwgr
supperswper
turkeytwrci
appleafal
bananabanana
orangesorennau
peacheseirin gwlanog
peanutcnau mwnci
pearsgellyg
pineapplephîn-afal
grapesgrawnwin
strawberriesmefus
vegetablesllysiau
carrotmoron
cornyd
cucumberciwcymbr
garlicgarlleg
lettuceletys
olivesolewydd
onionswinwns
pepperspupur
potatoestatws
pumpkinpwmpen
beansffa
tomatoestomatos

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