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Byrhau - To Shorten, To Abridge, To Abbreviate


  • PRESENT TENSE - AFFIRMATIVE


    ...

    Dwi'n byrhau - I am shortening

    Wyt ti'n byrhau - You are shortening (familiar)

    Mae e'n byrhau / Mae hi'n byrhau - He / She is shortening

    Dyn ni'n byrhau - We are shortening

    Dych chi'n byrhau - You (plural) are shortening (also singular formal)

    Maen nhw'n byrhau - They are shortening

    ,,,


    PRESENT TENSE - NEGATIVE


    ...

    Dwi ddim yn byrhau - I am not shortening

    Dwyt ti ddim yn byrhau - You are not shortening (familiar)

    Dydy e ddim yn byrhau / Dydy hi ddim yn byrhau - He / She is not shortening

    Dyn ni ddim yn byrhau - We are not shortening

    Dych chi ddim yn byrhau - You (plural) are not shortening (also singular formal)

    Dyn nhw ddim yn byrhau - They are not shortening

    ...


    PRESENT TENSE - INTERROGATIVE


    ...

    Ydw i'n byrhau? - Am I shortening?

    Wyt ti'n byrhau? - Are you shortening? (familiar)

    Ydy e'n byrhau / Ydy hi'n byrhau? - Is he / Is she shortening?

    Ydyn ni'n byrhau? - Are we shortening?

    Ydych chi'n byrhau? - Are you (plural) shortening? (also singular formal)

    Ydyn nhw'n byrhau? - Are they shortening?

    ...


    QUESTION - ’NO / YES’ REPLIES


    ...

    Ydw i'n byrhau? - (Nac) Wyt / (Ydych - formal)

    Wyt ti'n byrhau? - (Nac) Ydw

    Ydy e'n byrhau / Ydy hi'n byrhau? - (Nac) Ydy

    Ydyn ni'n byrhau? - (Nac) Ydyn / Ydych

    Ydych chi'n byrhau? - (Nac) Ydyn / (Ydw - formal)

    Ydyn nhw'n byrhau? - (Nac) Ydyn

    ...

    ...


    N.B. 'Wyt ti' is the familiar form of the 2nd person and should be used only when addressing close friends, family members and animals. 'Dych chi' is the polite form and should be used in all other instances.

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