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The Collins Spurrell Welsh Dictionary
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© HarperCollins Publishers 1991
eisiau nm want, need, lack
Y Geiriadur Newydd
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© Christopher Davies (Publishers) Ltd. 1987
eisiau, eg. angen, rhaid, diffyg, bod heb feddiant. NEED.
Y mae arnaf eisiau. I WANT.
The Welsh Learners Dictionary
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© Heini Gruffudd/Y Lolfa Cyf. 1998
eisiau (m) [e-eeshaee] want
mae eisiau bwyd arna i I want food
mae e eisiau dod he wants to come
The [Oxford] Pocket Modern Welsh Dictionary
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© Gareth King 2000
eisiau noun, masculine, functioning as verbnoun! This word is variously pronounced isie, isio, ise, but never as spelt.
! Though usually functioning as a verbnoun, this word is a noun and does not use a linking yn with the verb bod so dw i eisiau = I want (not *dw in eisiau). Not being a verbnoun, it has no stem, and therefore cannot take verb endings of any kind. Past reference is done with the imperfect: on i eisiau = I wanted, roedd y ferch eisiau... = the girl wanted...
- (functioning as verbnoun) = want
dych chi eisiau dod? = do you want to come?
pwy sy eisiau rhagor o °goffi? = who wants some more coffee?
on i eisiau cael gair â chi = I wanted to have a word with you
swn i °ddim eisiauch rhwystro chi = I wouldnt want to disturb you
- (functioning as noun) = want; need
mae eisiau cynnal cyfarfod = a meeting needs to be held
mae eisiau dweud wrthyn nhw be ydy be, ond oes? = they need telling whats what, dont they?
oes eisiau dweud wrthi? = does she need to be told?
oes eisiau bwyd arnat ti? = are you hungry?
byddwn nin gweld eich eisiau = well miss you