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BBC Catchphrase Lessons 31-36

These audio lessons make up the sixth set of 6 lessons in the BBC's "Catchphrase" course for learning Welsh. You have probably figured out how this works by now.

This set of lessons covers the following:

  1. More on the past tense
  2. Dealing with money
  3. More past tense in the singular forms
  4. More past tense in the plural forms
  5. Discussing holidays, what people did and saw
  6. Past tense of gwneud

For the lessons which have them (which unfortunately isn't all of them), you can use the BBC's course notes by clicking on the appropriate .rtf links. You'll need some office program like LibreOffice to use these, but you can then convert them to txt or html if you wish. Just watch out for the þ and ð and ‰ characters (and others!) which may try to confuse you.


Gwers tri deg un - Lesson 31

Building the past tense of irregular verbs like "beth wnest ti" and "fe fwytais i".

To use the files separately, you'll need the .mp3 (from the BBC), together with the .srt subtitles file. And possibly also the .rtf file for the BBC's notes.


Gwers tri deg dau - Lesson 32

Dealing with money, pounds and pence and buying petrol.

Unfortunately we're back to trying to learn a variety of seemingly arbitrary mutations, with punt -> bunt or phunt and ceiniog -> geiniog or cheiniog, plus pump -> pum, chwech -> chwe and cant -> can. Trying to remember the senseless rules gets exhausting.

To use the files separately, you'll need the .mp3 (from the BBC), together with the .srt subtitles file. And possibly also the .rtf file for the BBC's notes.


Gwers tri deg tri - Lesson 33

Revising the past tense, like "Fe ffoniais i", "Welais ti", "Fe chwaraeodd y plant".

Sorry, this lesson suffers from intermittently poor audio quality.

To use the files separately, you'll need the .mp3 (from the BBC), together with the .srt subtitles file. There are unfortunately no course notes from the BBC for this lesson.


Gwers tri deg pedwar - Lesson 34

More past tense revision, especially plural forms of we, you and they.

Sorry, this lesson suffers from intermittently poor audio quality.

To use the files separately, you'll need the .mp3 (from the BBC), together with the .srt subtitles file. And possibly also the .rtf file for the BBC's notes.


Gwers tri deg pump - Lesson 35

Discussing what people did, saw, ate on their holidays.

To use the files separately, you'll need the .mp3 (from the BBC), together with the .srt subtitles file. There are unfortunately no course notes from the BBC for this lesson.


Gwers tri deg chwech - Lesson 36

The past tense of gwneud and its similarities to that of mynd. What did they do on the beach, we didn't stay in a caravan.

To use the files separately, you'll need the .mp3 (from the BBC), together with the .srt subtitles file. There are unfortunately again no course notes from the BBC for this lesson.