Priod-Ddulliau

Here are some Welsh idioms that I have to learn by next Monday :D!

  • ar ben – on top of
  • arllwys y glaw – pouring rain
  • ar y blaen – in the lead / ahead
  • heb flewyn ar dafod – bluntly, without mincing words
  • bob amser – always
  • wrth ei fodd – in his element
  • bwrw’r Sul – to spend the weekend
  • unwaith ac am byth – once and for all
  • ar gael – available
  • cael dau ben llinyn ynghyd – to make ends meet
  • cael ei weld – to be seen
  • cymryd at – to take to
  • cyn bo hir – before lone
  • mae’n dda ganddo fe – he is pleased
  • dal ati – to persevere
  • nesa peth i ddim – next to nothing
  • ar bigau’r drain – on tenterhooks
  • o ddrwg i waeth – from bad to worse
  • mynd i’r afael â – to get to grips with
  • gair am air – word for word
  • gwneud ei orau glas – to do his level best
  • o’r golwg – out of sight
  • gorau po gynta – the sooner the better
  • gwell hwyr na hwyrach – better late than never
  • a’i wynt yn ei ddwrn – out of breath
  • ddim hanner call – not all there!
  • mae hiraeth arno – he longs for
  • lladd amser – to kill time
  • llaesu dwylo – to make less effort, to slack
  • ail law – second-hand
  • man a man – might as well
  • yn awr ac yn y man – now and again
  • pwyso a mesur – to consider carefully, weigh up
  • mae hi’n wedi canu arna i – I’m done for
  • celwydd golau – a white lie, an obvious lie
  • uchel ei gloch – making a lot of noise, boastful
  • gwenu o glust i glust – smiling from ear to ear
  • codi bwganod – raise difficulties
  • dysgu ar gof – rote-learning
  • ar ei golled – to lose out
  • fel y graig – like a rock
  • crynu yn ei sqidiau – shaking in his boots
  • ar bob cyfrif – by all means, on every account
  • ar gyfyl y lle – near the place
  • dro ar ôl tro – time after time
  • gwneud y tro – to make do, to be suitable
  • uwchben ei ddigon – very well off
  • wyneb i waered – upside down, face downwards
  • yma ac acw – here and there
  • yn sgil – in the wake of
  • celwydd noeth – bare-faced lie
  • codi ofn ar – to frighten
  • ar ben ei gilydd – on top of each other
  • ar ei ben ei hun – on his own
  • mae hi ar ben – it’s all over
  • hen bryd – high time
  • rhag ofn – lest, for fear
  • rhoi’r gorau i – to give up
  • dal ei dafod – to hold his tongue, keep quite
  • o dipyn i beth – bit by bit
  • dweud y drefn wrth – to tell off, lay down the law

Lot’s, lots, lots.

Better get revising then…

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One response to “Priod-Ddulliau”

  1. Anonymous says :

    oooh! thank you! i need to learn all of them too and didn’t even know what some of them meant till just now! 🙂

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