2nd Edition

Colloquial Welsh The Complete Course for Beginners

By Gareth King Copyright 2008
    328 Pages
    by Routledge

    328 Pages
    by Routledge

    Colloquial Welsh provides a step-by-step course in Welsh as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Welsh in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required.

    Key features include:

    • progressive coverage of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills

    • structured, jargon-free explanations of grammar

    • an extensive range of focused and stimulating exercises

    • realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of scenarios

    • useful vocabulary lists throughout the text

    • additional resources available at the back of the book, including a full answer key, a grammar summary and bilingual glossaries

    Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Welsh will be an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Welsh.

    Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.

    Alphabet  1a. Cwrdd â phobol  1b. Enwi pobol a pethau  2a. Dod i nabod pobol  2b. Dw i ddim yn deall  3. Mynd allan  4. Ellwch chi ddangos i mi …?  5. Holi’r ffordd  6. Siopa  7. Y tywydd  8. Gwneud trefniadau  9. Be´ ddigwyddodd?  10. Awgrymu pethau  11. Beth wyt ti’n feddwl?  12. Clywed y newyddion  13. Dyma’r penawdau diweddara  14. Tasai’ch brawd fan’ma …  15. Cefn gwlad  16. Cymraeg ysgrifenedig a’r cyfryngau  Key to exercises  Ready-reference grammar  Welsh-English glossary


    Gary King has a first degree from Cambridge and a Master's from University of Wales. He taught Welsh as a second language from 1982 to 1998 and he is now UCAS co-ordinator, Oxbridge applications co-ordinator and Latin co-ordinator for a large sixth-form college.

    ‘If you want to get to grips further with any of the [European] languages, Routledge’s Colloquial series is the best place you could start.’ Rough Guide to Europe