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‘Yule’ Love Our Guide to a Welsh-Speaking Christmas!

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Termau Nadolig Welsh Christmas

Termau Nadolig – Welsh Christmas Words and Phrases: Welcome to number six in our series of Welsh for beginners. Not surprisingly, it’s a Christmas and New Year theme for this issue so cast your inhibitions aside and have a go!

Termau Nadolig – Christmas Words and Phrases

EnglishWelshEnglish pronunciation
Merry ChristmasNadolig LlawenNa-doll-lig Llah-wen*
Father ChristmasSion CornShawn Corrn
Happy New YearBlwyddyn Newydd DdaBlooythe-in Neh-with Tha**
CheersIchyd DaYeah-chid*** Dah
AngelAngelAng-elle (ang as in ‘sang’)

* ‘ll’: place tongue behind the teeth and blow
** ‘th’ as in ‘that’
*** ‘ch’ as in ‘loch’
Alternatively, just ask a Welsh speaker!

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