mae rhaid/eisiau i fi seem quite similar. Can someone ease my slight confusion with an explanation of when I would use each?
Its the difference between having to do something (rhaid i mi) and needing to do something (eisiau i mi) (in the North, wanting to do something).
Hope that helps!
Some more lesson four queries.
1, What’s the ‘for about a’ phrase that crops up a few times, as in ‘i’ve been learning for about a month’?
2, What the ‘that’ word that comes up a few times? As in ‘say that i’ve been learning welsh’ Almost sounds like bov or something like that.
“For about a month” - I would say am tua mis, but I think in the South is am biti mis.
“To say that I have been learning” would be dweud bo’ fi wedi bod yn dysgu, but of course thst is Northern, what Iestyn says may be a bit different, I am not sure…
previous thread may be of some use to you, with an answer from Iestyn.
is it me, or are threads getting shorter and less meandering here?
I’m not saying that’s a bad thing! It may well be a good thing! Just wondering…
Hi Stuart(s). I agree that ‘rhaid i mi’ is used for have to but eisiau means want to. In North Wales it is used as we would use ‘I want’ in English i.e ‘Dw i eisiau.’
I believe I mentioned this in my post ;-). However, in the South, to want is moyn and eiasau is to need.
Thanks. I think the course guide’s will definitely be useful when they’re up and running.