Future: Bod is the fifty-fourth (assuming read left to right) skill in the language tree for Welsh. It has a total of five lessons and teaches the future tense in order to describe availability or planned actions.

Grammar NotesEdit

The future tense uses the future tense of bod as an auxiliary (just like in the present tense). It is conjugated for the singular as follows:

English Welsh statement Welsh question Welsh negative
I will Bydda i Fydda i? Fydda i ddim
You will Byddwch chi Fyddwch chi? Fyddwch chi ddim
You will Byddi di Fyddi di? Fyddi di ddim
He/She will Bydd e/o/hi Fydd e/o/hi? Fydd e/o/hi ddim
We will Byddwn ni Fyddwn ni? Fyddwn ni ddim
They will Byddan nhw Fyddan nhw? Fyddan nhw ddim

Also, the future tense is used for conditional sentences ("If I were..."), with os being the equivalent of the "if" in these sentences.


Lesson 1Edit

  • bydda i = I will
  • Bydda = Yes, I will
  • Na fydda = No, I won't
  • os = if
  • pendant = definite
  • wrth gwrs = of course

Lesson 2Edit

  • byddwch chi = you will
  • byddi di = you will
  • adolygu = to review, to revise
  • rhugl = fluent

Lesson 3Edit

  • bydd e/o/hi = he/she will
  • gorwedd = to lie down
  • dosbarth = class
  • rhydd = free
  • nôl = to fetch

Lesson 4Edit

  • byddwn ni = we will
  • gartre = at home

Lesson 5Edit

  • byddan nhw = they will
  • byth = never
  • cyfoethog = rich
  • enwog = famous
  • ar gael = available
  • erbyn = by


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