2 Sesiwn 2
In this session you will learn about greetings and introductions, how to count from zero to ten and you will practise the days of the week.
Read these phrases, then listen to them on CD 1 Trac 6 and repeat. Note that the common greeting Sut mae? is pronounced shwmai in South Wales.
|Sut mae?||How are things/you?|
|Bore da||Good morning|
|Prynhawn da||Good afternoon|
|Noswaith dda||Good evening|
|Da boch chi||Goodbye (formal)|
Transcript: Audio 6
Which greeting would you use at different times of day? Listen to CD 1 Trac 7 and respond appropriately.
Transcript: Audio 7
This is how you introduce yourself. Listen to CD 1 Trac 8 and respond to the prompt.
Pwy dych chi? Who are you?
___ dw i. I'm ___.
Transcript: Audio 8
You may want to add the following:
Braf cwrdd â chi. Nice meeting you.
Read the following words and phrases used for introductions. Then go to CD 1 Trac 9, listen to the examples and repeat them in the pause. Note that the common greeting Sut dych chi? is pronounced shwd ŷ chi in South Wales.
|Sut dych chi?||How are you?|
|Da iawn, diolch||Very well, thank you|
|Go lew/Gweddol||OK/Not bad|
Transcript: Audio 9
In response to the question Sut dych chi? write an appropriate response to match the symbols.
You should have written the following:
(a) da iawn (diolch)
(c) go lew/gweddol
(ch) wedi blino
Now listen to CD 1 Trac 10 where you will hear questions asked of the following people. Give the reply they would offer.
a.John – tired
b.Elisabeth – very well, thanks
c.Tom – terrible
Transcript: Audio 10
Read the numbers first and then say them aloud. Then go to CD 1 Trac 11, listen to the pronunciation and repeat after each number.
Transcript: Audio 11
Listen to the numbers on CD 1 Trac 12 and say which number comes next.
Transcript: Audio 12
Here are some more ideas for number practice:
learn to say your own telephone number in Welsh
whenever you come across numbers during the day, try saying them in Welsh
practise counting down from 10 to 0.
Now for some more practice. Say these sums aloud and answer them in Welsh. When you come across ‘+’, say a (and), and for ‘−’ say tynnu (take away).
(a) 3 + 5 =
(b) 9 − 4 =
(c) 3 + 4 − 7 =
(ch) 8 − 5 =
(d) 10 − 1 =
(dd) 3 + 7 =
(e) 4 + 6 − 8 =
How was your arithmetic? Did your sums go like this?
(a) tri + pump = wyth
(b) naw − pedwar = pump
(c) tri + pedwar − saith = dim
(ch) wyth − pump = tri
(d) deg − un = naw
(dd) tri + saith = deg
(e) pedwar + chwech − wyth = dau
Look at the days of the week and find out what they are called in Welsh. Then turn to CD 1 Trac 13 to practise saying them.
Transcript: Audio 13
Now try to say the days of the week in order in Welsh, starting with Sunday. Use the jumbled list below to help you.
Using CD 1 Trac 14, listen to the prompts and say which day comes next.
Transcript: Audio 14
Listen to the dialogue on CD 1 Trac 15 and fill in the missing words.
Transcript: Audio 15
Here is the complete dialogue:
Finally, test yourself on what you have learned in this session by listening to the English prompts on CD 1 Trac 16 and responding in Welsh.