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Quiz about How Do You Say That In Wales
Quiz about How Do You Say That In Wales

How Do You Say That In Wales? Trivia Quiz


You've arrived in Wales - a beautiful country with a tricky language! How will you get on with the new vocabulary?

A multiple-choice quiz by MaggieG. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
MaggieG
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
387,457
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
1222
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Question 1 of 10
1. First things first! How do you say 'Wales' in Welsh? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. In order to get to the southern part of Wales by road, you cross a very wide river called the Severn. What specific name do Welsh speakers give to this river? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. You arrive at a service station on the M4 motorway near Cardiff, needing a comfort break. You find, to your horror, that someone has stolen the picture icons on the relevant doors, leaving only the Welsh names. How will you know which one is the Gents? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. You're finding the Welsh language a bit confusing, and decide to buy a phrase book to assist you on your journey. How do you ask for one? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. You hear of a festival being held locally which celebrates all aspects of the Welsh culture and language. How is this sort of festival known in Wales? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. After your dose of culture, you decide to head for the hills (you're spoiled for choice as there are so many). You head for an area famed for its wild beauty and associations with elite army units who use the rugged terrain to test the mettle of their soldiers. How is the area known as the Brecon Beacons marked on your Welsh map? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. You trek over the mountains, but notice that your Welsh walking companion is munching on some sweets which he has neglected to offer to you. How will you ask for some? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Rather reluctantly your companion hands over some of his sweets. You haven't forgotten YOUR manners though. How do you thank him in Welsh? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. You stop at a pub on your way down the mountain and order a much needed drink at the bar. How do you say beer in Welsh? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. You've enjoyed your trip into Wales and learned some of the language along the way. Congratulations! Oh wait - before you go, how do you say 'congratulations' in Welsh? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. First things first! How do you say 'Wales' in Welsh?

Answer: Cymru

You will see 'Croeso i Cymru' (Welcome to Wales) on all road signs on the way into the country from England. 'Pays de Galles' is the French word for Wales, Wallonia is the French speaking area of southern Belgium, while 'An Breatain Bheag' is the Gaelic word for Wales.
2. In order to get to the southern part of Wales by road, you cross a very wide river called the Severn. What specific name do Welsh speakers give to this river?

Answer: Hafren

'Saith' is the Welsh word for the number 7, 'savon' is French for soap, and 'afon' is the Welsh for river. Welsh speakers always regard the expression 'the river Avon' as a tautology, as it means 'the river River'.
3. You arrive at a service station on the M4 motorway near Cardiff, needing a comfort break. You find, to your horror, that someone has stolen the picture icons on the relevant doors, leaving only the Welsh names. How will you know which one is the Gents?

Answer: Dynion

'Dynion' means men, 'merched' is women, 'bachgen' is children, and 'ceffylau' means horses. Of course, if in doubt, you could just wait a bit and see who goes where - probably safer!
4. You're finding the Welsh language a bit confusing, and decide to buy a phrase book to assist you on your journey. How do you ask for one?

Answer: Llyfr ymadrodd

'Mathemateg' is, of course `maths`, 'barddoniaeth' (look at the beginning of the word for a clue) is `poetry`, and 'Saesneg' is `English`.
5. You hear of a festival being held locally which celebrates all aspects of the Welsh culture and language. How is this sort of festival known in Wales?

Answer: Eisteddfod

There are many local Eisteddfodau, often in schools and small communities. At there events you will hear poetry, music, both choral, vocal and instrumental, and dancing and drama. The National Eisteddfod is held annually, bringing together competitors from all over Wales to a location which varies from year to year.
6. After your dose of culture, you decide to head for the hills (you're spoiled for choice as there are so many). You head for an area famed for its wild beauty and associations with elite army units who use the rugged terrain to test the mettle of their soldiers. How is the area known as the Brecon Beacons marked on your Welsh map?

Answer: Bannau Brecheiniog

The Welsh for the Beacons is not often used, but the individual peaks within the area have Welsh names which are in common usage, such as Pen y Fan and Corn Du.
7. You trek over the mountains, but notice that your Welsh walking companion is munching on some sweets which he has neglected to offer to you. How will you ask for some?

Answer: Ga i losin?

All of these food items would be welcome to a hungry walker. Losin - sweets, teisen - cake, brechdan - sandwich and creision - crisps. 'Ga i' means 'may I' in English.
8. Rather reluctantly your companion hands over some of his sweets. You haven't forgotten YOUR manners though. How do you thank him in Welsh?

Answer: Diolch yn fawr

"Ta muchly" is, of course English and not strictly speaking grammatical. 'Esgusodwch fi' means 'excuse me' in Welsh, while 'Pob lwc' means 'good luck'.
9. You stop at a pub on your way down the mountain and order a much needed drink at the bar. How do you say beer in Welsh?

Answer: Cwrw

All four words mean beer in various European languages. French, Italian and Spanish aren't very useful in Wales, but you may find yourself travelling further afield, and it won't hurt to learn them in advance.
10. You've enjoyed your trip into Wales and learned some of the language along the way. Congratulations! Oh wait - before you go, how do you say 'congratulations' in Welsh?

Answer: Llongyfarchiadau

All the words listed would be appropriate to reward your efforts with the language, but only 'llongyfarchiadau' means congratulations. 'Bendigedig' and 'ardderchog' mean excellent, while 'da iawn' means well done!
Source: Author MaggieG

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