The News is the fifty-third (assuming read left to right) skill in the language tree for Welsh. In this skill, you will learn how to use the passive voice in Welsh while using vocabulary from news reports. The skill has five lessons.

Grammar NotesEdit

Welsh has no natural passive voice, so one was invented using the verb cael ("to get") in the right tense. Using the simple past tense of cael and the correct possessive pronoun for the object, a past passive is formed:

  • Gaeth gar ei ddwyn = A car was stolen. (literally "A car had its stealing")

As you might remember, after ei (for she)/eu an h- is added to verbs beginning in a vowel:

  • Gaeth y gwraig ei harestio = The woman was arrested.

To add a subject, just use the preposition gan ("with"):

  • Gaethon ni ein arestio gan y heddlu = We were arrested by the police


Lesson 1Edit

  • ei ladd = was killed
  • ei arestio = was arrested
  • ei ddal = was caught
  • ei ddwyn = was stolen
  • lance = youth
  • lleidr = thief
  • ei losgi = was burned
  • ei saethu = was shot

Lesson 2Edit

  • ei anafu = was hurt
  • gwraig = wife
  • ei gohirio = was delayed/postponed
  • ei tangos = was shown

Lesson 3Edit

  • dynion = men
  • lladron = thieves
  • Wrecsam = Wrexham

Lesson 4Edit

  • yn olaf = last
  • yn ôl = according to
  • trafod = to discuss
  • miloedd o buncoed = thousands of pounds
  • dathlu = to celebrate

Lesson 5Edit

  • bwletin = bulletin
  • newyddion = news
  • cymorth = help
  • cnoi = to chew/bite
  • camera cyflymder = speed camera


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