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Top Language Tips for your Visit to Wales



As soon as you arrive in Wales you?ll notice that all signs are bilingual ? English, and the ancient language of Welsh, spoken by around a quarter of the population. To those unfamiliar with the Welsh language, it can appear strange, thanks to its double letter and extra vowel systems, and its complicated grammatical structures.

A little understanding will get you a long way though, especially in West and North Wales where the language is more widely spoken, and particularly when trying to navigate the roads! So here is a little breakdown of the basics.
Cymru – Wales

Greetings
Welcome ? Croeso (Croy-so)
Hello – S?mae (Sha-my)
Good morning – Bore da (Boray-da)
Good afternoon – Prynhawn da (Prin-hown-da)
Good evening – Noswaith dda (Nos-way-th-da) Good night – Nos da (Nos-da)
Good bye ? Hwyl fawr (Hoo-will Vower)
Extra credit ? roll the letter ?R? as in Spanish pronunciation
Navigating the roads
Caer (as in the place name Caerdydd, Welsh for Cardiff) ? Fort
Aber (as in place name Aberystwyth) ? Mouth of river
Llan (as in place name Llanelli) ? Parish
Araf ? Slow
Dinas ? City
Tref ? Town
Pentref – Village
Canol ? Centre
Pont ? Bridge
Castell ? Castle
Bryn ? Hill
Cwm ? Valley
Afon ? River
Ynys ? Island
Traeth ? Beach
Parc ? Park
Mynydd – Mountain
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