Welsh Questions

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Welsh Questions

Learning the Welsh Questions displayed below is vital to the language. Welsh questions may be either a linguistic expression used to make a request for information, or else the request itself made by such an expression. Usually it starts with why, how, where, when.

Grammar Tips:

In Welsh there are 2 ways of asking a question to get a yes or no answer, and they are the following:

Questions without the definite article: Unlike English, the auxiliaries do and does are not used. Oes amser rydd gyda hi? (Does she have free time?). Please note that this is an idiom. Literally, the qustion asks: ‘Is there free time with her?’ The answer would be ‘Oes’ (yes) or ‘Nac oes’ (no).

Questions with the definite article: Ydy’r ferch yn chwarae? (Is the girl playing?). The answer would be ‘Ydy’ (yes) or ‘Nac ydy’ (no).

Please note that in Welsh questions starting with a verb-form must have answers which correspond in person. It would take several lessons to go through it all.


Here are some examples:

English QuestionsWelsh Questions
QuestionsCwestiynau
how?sut?
what?beth?
who?pwy?
why?pam?
where?ble?
where is he?le y mae?
what is this?beth yw hwn?
why are you sad?pam yr ydych yn drist?
how do you want to pay?sut ydych chi am i dalu?
can I come?yn gallu dod?
is he sleeping?y mae'n cysgu?
do you know me?ydych yn gwybod i mi?
do you have my book?oes gennych chi fy llyfr?
how big is it?pa mor fawr ydyw?
can I help you?Gallaf eich helpu chi?
can you help me?gallwch chi fy helpu i?
do you speak English?ydych chi'n siarad Saesneg?
how far is this?pa mor bell yw hwn?
what time is it?beth amser yw hi?
how much is this?faint yw hwn?
what is your name?beth yw eich enw?
where do you live?ble rydych yn byw?

Notice the structure of the Questions in Welsh.

List of Questions in Welsh

Below is a list of the Questions and interrogative expressions in Welsh placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Welsh vocabulary.

English QuestionsWelsh Questions
VocabularyGeirfa
CountriesGwledydd
AustraliaAwstralia
CambodiaCambodia
CanadaCanada
ChinaChina
EgyptYr Aifft
EnglandLloegr
FranceFfrainc
GermanyYr Almaen
GreeceGwlad Groeg
IndiaIndia
IndonesiaIndonesia
ItalyYr Eidal
JapanJapan
MexicoMexico
MoroccoMoroco
PeruPeriw
SpainSbaen
ThailandThailand
USAUDA
LanguagesIeithoedd
ArabicArabeg
ChineseTseineaidd
EnglishSaesneg
FrenchFfrangeg
GermanAlmaeneg
GreekGroeg
HebrewHebraeg
HindiHindi
ItalianEidaleg
JapaneseSiapaneaidd
KoreanCorea
LatinLladin
RussianRwsia
SpanishSbaeneg
UrduUrdu
DaysDiwrnodau
MondayDydd Llun
TuesdayDydd Mawrth
WednesdayDydd Mercher
ThursdayDydd Iau
FridayDydd Gwener
SaturdayDydd Sadwrn
SundayDydd Sul
timeamser
hourawr
minutemunud
secondeiliad

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