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First official meeting in Welsh

PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:12 am
by SJ
I know its not a "first encounter" by a long way, but just had to post as I officially participated in my first meeting entirely in Welsh. It was a 15 minute 1-2-1 meeting with the welsh tutor responsible for exams at the Welsh for Adults Centre. I was very nervous just before I arrived, as I'd never met the tiwtor before or been to the Canolfan when all the staff/receptionist were there and didn't really know what to expect of the meeting - which never helps!

Even though it was a meeting at the learners Centre with a tiwtor, the email exchange had been in formal welsh (thanks to patience, geiriadur.net and cysyllt!) so backing out and speaking English due to nerves (which I have been known to do!) was never an option!

Well the meeting was only short, but I managed to speak to the receptionist, and conduct the whole meeting confidently speaking Welsh and I understood everything and everything was fine! No bluffing required! My first official work-like meeting through the medium of Welsh. O'n i'n teimlo'n hollol dwyieithog a mor chuffed ar ol hynny! :lol:

I've been a bit rusty since the Christmas break, but I think i'm now back to where I was just after the Eisteddfod :D Definitely back on the upward climb on this Welsh language rollercoaster!

Looking forward to the party tomorrow! :penblwydd: It will be great to see everyone, either in person and those "hanging out"!

Hopefully the Welsh Encounters of the Nervous Kind board will be full of stories after the party! :dawnsio:

Surreal fact: I went home after the meeting and opened golwg to find the same tiwtor staring back at me! He is the subject of this weeks Ugain Cwestiyn article. Byd bach!

Re: First official meeting in Welsh

PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:48 am
by Cer
...and opened golwg to find the same tiwtor staring back at me!

:lol: Bet that knocked you back!

Congrats on the meeting!

Re: First official meeting in Welsh

PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:58 am
by Wil-ab-Eynon
Da iawn ti Sarah....

Mae'n braf clywed rhywun yn gadael y rhaff a rhwyfo mas i ddyfroedd dyfnach. Mae'r pysgod yn fwy 'na hefyd. :clap: :dance:


It's nice to hear someone leaving the rope go and rowing out to deeper waters. The fish are bigger there too.
:clap: :dance:

Re: First official meeting in Welsh

PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:22 pm
by RedGreenInBlue
SJ wrote:O'n i'n teimlo'n hollol dwyieithog a mor chuffed ar ol hynny! :lol:

As indeed you should!

:ardderchog:

Though I'm sure that "chuffed" isn't good formal Welsh! :shock: :lol:

Re: First official meeting in Welsh

PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:26 pm
by RobertBruce
RedGreenInBlue wrote:
Though I'm sure that "chuffed" isn't good formal Welsh! :shock: :lol:


Tsiyffd
. There. Fixed it for you. :wink:

Re: First official meeting in Welsh

PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:48 pm
by SJ
RedGreenInBlue wrote:
Though I'm sure that "chuffed" isn't good formal Welsh! :shock: :lol:



I beg to differ


Re: First official meeting in Welsh

PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:59 pm
by RedGreenInBlue
SJ wrote:
RedGreenInBlue wrote:Though I'm sure that "chuffed" isn't good formal Welsh! :shock: :lol:

I beg to differ …

:beth: ddiawl…??

Dw i wedi ei ychwanegu i fy ffefrynnau YouTube! :lol: :clap:

Re: First official meeting in Welsh

PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:22 pm
by Aran
:seren:

Fedra i ddim dychmygu siarad Saesneg efo ti dim mwy, SJ...:)

Re: First official meeting in Welsh

PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:51 pm
by gerryf
Llongyfarchiadau SJ on your achievement. I hope I will be able to carry on a conversation like that in the future.You definitely should go for welsh learner of the year now. Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow. :clap: :clap:

Re: First official meeting in Welsh

PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:13 pm
by Tahl
Excellent -- so, was it one of those situations that felt a lot easier once you got started?