"In the imperative, ..."

Noswaith dda pawb!

I was wondering if anyone knew how to say “in the imperative” yn Gymraeg? I have been looking online but can’t seem to find any instance of someone saying this phrase anywhere.

It seems strange to me that there are Welsh expressions to refer to all the different tenses - e.e. “yr amodol”, “yr amherffaith”, ac ati. However, when it comes to the imperative… wel, dim byd.

I am currently taking a course with Dysgu Cymraeg. In the lesson on the imperative, they talk about how to give orders (h.y. rhoi gorchmynion), but again, no mention of “the imperative”.

This troubles me as I’m a bit of a purist when it comes to grammar and I like to know how to say everything in the vernacular!

Can anyone help please?

Diolch yn fawr.

Where did you look? The dictionaries that I have at hand list gorchmynnol as imperative. (Strictly speaking this is an adjective, so the term you are looking for is yn y modd gorchmynnol, literally in the imperative mood, although I have also heard it simply as y gorchmynnol)


Ha, diolch yn fawr! :blush:

Hendrik, may I ask: what dictionaries do you use? I’ve been looking for a decent dictionary for a while. I have Y Geiriadur Mawr at home but I find it quite limited - the name is rather misleading as it’s a tiny dictionary!


Sure. I have an android smartphone, on which I use two digital dictionaries: “Ap Geiriaduron” and “Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru” (GPC for short).
For a printed dictionary, I use @garethrking 's “Modern Welsh Dictionary”. It goes above and beyond a dictionary’s call of duty of merely listing the meaning in the target language in that it also gives immensely valuable additional information of how to use certain trickier words.


Thank you so much for taking the time to reply, I really appreciate it. I’ll look into those dictionaries you mentioned - both online and real ones.