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1 March 2020

12 Things That Only Welsh People Say!

Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus!
Translation - Happy Saint David's Day!
 
 
 
What's occurring? Well, it's the 1st March, the day we celebrate the patron saint of Wales, St David. Well, only Welsh people celebrate this day.


12 Things That Only Welsh People Say!


Anyway, I'm not going to go into great detail of St David's profile and I'll tell you for why. I've done enough of that working in schools in the past at Eisteddfod's. Remember the Welsh girl costumes? Those ridiculous black hates with the white lace frill and the dress. Ah, those were the days. I remember wearing mine thinking I was the bees knees. Yeah, like I was going to model at London Fashion Week. Also trying to sing the Welsh national anthem was a sound to behold. I used to just mouth 'pineapple' at the words I couldn't pronounce.




On social media, the majority of my followers live in the UK. Each section of the UK has a different dialect, especially in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. I know I say some Welsh phrases, words, motto's to English people and they look at me like I've grown two extra heads.




So, to clear up any confusion I may have caused in the past, here are some words/phrases that only Welsh people say! -




1) TAMPING
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What it means - Angry
Use it in a sentence - "When Doris saw she had a parking ticket, she was tamping!"
 
 
2) TIDY
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What it means - When something, someone or a situation is good
Use it in a sentence - "That pizza was bang tidy"
 
 
3) CWTCH
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What it means  - a hug/cuddle
Use it in a sentence - "Give me a cwtch"

12 Things That Only Welsh People Say!
4) YCH A FI!
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What it means - something that is disgusting
Use it in a sentence - "That nappy smells ych a fi!"
 
 
5) HANGING
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What it means - Feeling/looking terrible
Use it in a sentence - "I woke up this morning and I was hanging"




6) BUTT
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What it means - a mate, friend etc
Use it in a sentence - "You alright butt?"
 
 
7) BUZZING
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What it means - Something unpleasant, off putting.
Use it in a sentence - "That nappy is buzzing"




8) CHOPSY
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What it means - when you argumentative or cheeky
Use it in a sentence - "Neil is a right chopsy bugger!"



9) MUN
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What it means - umm, a kind of nickname, like when you call someone babe or hun?!
Use it in a sentence - "Come on mun, have another pint!"
 
 
10) LUSH
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What it means - when something is and looks lovely
Use it in a sentence - "That takeaway was well lush!"
12 Things That Only Welsh People Say!

11) NOW  IN  A  MINUTE
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What it means - when you're going to carry out a task
Use it in a sentence - "I'll go Morrison's now in a minute"
 
12) AN  ALL
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What it means - an alternative to saying 'as well'
Use it in a sentence - "I'll be going to the pub an all"





Hopefully that'll give you a better understanding of the Welsh language. Cracking.





Lucy

28 comments:

  1. I've heard of a few of these before but i've never heard of the work mun before or butt meaning a friend aha x

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  2. I had no idea that buzzing had a different meaning in Wales! I use it as if I'm excited for something e.g. "I'm buzzing for tonight"
    Loved reading this x

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    1. I still use 'buzzing' to mean excited also! x

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  3. It is so interesting to learn about the different words that parts of the world would say. Like in Northern California, people say "hella" in replacement of very. I have never heard of cwtch before. It is interesting to hear butt being used as friend. Oh wow, hanging has a totally different meaning here! Thanks for sharing some of the common terminologies that Welsh people say!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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  4. To be fair, a lot of these are really common in Bristol! "Lush" especially as we're known for the "gert lush" saying 😂 I remember how confused I was when I first saw/heard the word cwtch and I was just like ??? What on EARTH hahaha. Who's coat is that jacket is a welsh saying that gets me every time!
    Alice Xx

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    1. Haha a lot of people get confused by the word cwtch! I love that saying, it's brilliant! xx

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  5. I'm from the North East and only 4 of these are used where I live, it's crazy how language and dialects vary so much even somewhere as small as the UK. I loved reading this, such a good idea to mark the day x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. It is crazy how dialect changes between areas Sophie! I'm glad you enjoyed the post Sophie! x

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  6. I definitely don't say a lot of these! A few I do though and I'm VERY far from Wales (essex haha!) x

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  7. I use almost all of these! I love cwtch the most - I use it with my English friends and they have no idea what it means!

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  8. I want to start using 5 through 7, and 10 means something totally different in the US lol

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  9. Oooh I've heard of quite a few of these!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  10. Wow, I'm surprised at myself for having heard some of those words! I guess my friend Anwen has said them enough to me! xD The mun one makes me think of someone from Jamaica! Haha! I might have to do this kind of post for Derbyshire because I've heard some odd words here!

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    1. Haha you should write about the Derbyshire dialect Daisy!

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  11. This post made me smile so much! I went to Uni in Wales and even though it's been nearly 7 years since I graduated and moved back home to Worcestershire, I still say some of these! Especially when I'm catching up with my uni friends x

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  12. I love how some of these words are used, my friends always use the word hanging to indicate that they are hungover haha!

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    1. I use the word hanging when I'm referring to a hangover!

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  13. Ohh wow, a lot of these words I didn't know. So interesting!

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