Welsh TranslationsHuge numbers of visits to this website seem to be from people wanting to translate some phrase into or out of Welsh. This is not really the purpose of Gwybodiadur, and e-mails asking for translations may or may not get lucky. Note also that the search box on the index page is not a dictionary; all it can do is find for you any pages on the site which mention the words you search for. There’s no little man in there reading and replying to your question! So if you type in something like how do I say in Welsh “you are the light of my life”? or where can I find some place to learn Welsh in Southern California? you’re probably going to be disappointed, since if you think about it, that phrase isn’t really likely to exist on the website. This may seem obvious, but apparently not to everyone . . .
(Wackiest search engine query so far: “my old man knew the Kray twins”. Strangely enough that phrase does not appear anywhere on the site.)
If you’re looking to translate some short greeting or slogan like happy birthday or Cymru am byth, you may find it here. Otherwise, I suggest you try the Link Line to Welsh service provided by Bwrdd yr Iaith Gymraeg, the Welsh Language Board. They can answer questions of all kinds about the Welsh language, and provide short translations of up to 30 words. For more substantial passages, they can put you in touch with a proper translator.
Phone: 0845 6076070 (local call rate within UK)
Fax: +44 (0)29 2087 8001
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