Croeso i'r Geiriadur / Welcome to the Dictionary
AmeriCymru is committed to doing everything it can to assist its members and readers to acquire a working knowledge of the Welsh language. Whether your goal is fluency or merely the ability to order a pizza and beer when on vacation in Caernarfon you will find helpful resources on this site.
Of course if your real goal is complete mastery of the language then you will need to be able to practice with other speakers and learners. To that end we provide a fully featured language course which runs all year round and caters for absolute beginners, intermediate and advanced speakers. For more information about the course go here:- AmeriCymraeg
But what if you are not yet ready to commit to a full time course and would like to get a feel for the language and accumulate some vocabulary first?
In that case you might wish to make use of our Welsh language learners crosswords and the accompanying Geiriadur (dictionary) section which we are currently developing on the site.
Our crosswords can be found here:- Cymraeg Vocabulary Crosswords
The 'Geiriadur' pages are currently under construction but we intend to make rapid progress and we hope you will keep checking back. We hope to add a new vocabulary crossword every week and the solutions to all clues will be found on these pages (just click on Nouns , Verbs , Adjectives or Other to look up the answers). As we develop this resource we will be adding further sections to the menu at the top of this page and suggesting ways in which the Geriadur might be used to develop a command of basic conversational Welsh vocabulary.
This section will grow to include 24 crosswords. Once the series is complete the 'Geiriadur' will comprise 2000 entries approx. It is intended primarily to help people expand their Welsh vocabulary. When you consider that fluency in any language normally requires a vocabulary of around 10000 words approx, this resource will get you off to a good start. At a later date we will add some basic grammar sections as well.
SO....how do we suggest you use this resource?
- Go to the Grammar section and click the appropriate link. ( Section 1: Crosswords 1-6, Section 2: Crosswords 7-12, Section 3: Crosswords 13-20 ) Learn the grammar.
- Go to the first crossword and click the wordlist link . Learn the words.
- Attempt the crossword - you can always click on 'Solve Question' if you get stuck
- Check your answers by clicking on the Solution link
- Repeat and work your way through all 20 crosswords
- ALL crossword pages include links to appropriate wordlist and solution pages.
Alternatively you could start with the first wordlist and pick up the grammar as you go from the links on the vocabulary listing (wordcard) pages.
CROSSWORD AND VOCABULARY LINKS