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At last -- I did it !!!!

Postby Colettet » Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:03 pm

I have been in West Wales for a week now and have posted a few times i.e. "So daft", because I kept backing out trying my Welsh and the one time I did try -- I froze SO --- plenty of Welsh encounters of a nervous kind. But --- an update and --- I did it !!!!

I took the dogs to Mwnt this morning for a walk and went to the beach hut and – (in Welsh) asked the lady if she spoke Welsh; told her I was learning; asked for a coffee; and told her I wanted milk. She then started more of a conversation and I got lost so we reverted to English but I was chuffed.

I then went into Aberteifi and went into David Evans and Sons and treated myself to a Border Collie figurine – said diolch and the lady asked me (in Welsh) if I spoke Welsh. SO in Welsh --- I told her I was learning; she asked me why and I said (in Welsh would you believe it !!!) that I had a caravan in Glynarthen, came often and wanted to learn Welsh and ---- she understood :faint:

The onto Awen Teifi for a Welsh dictionary and managed (in Welsh) to say that I am learning Welsh (as I paid for the dictionary) and ---- diolch yn fawr . There was some conversation in between but I only understood a few words but I smiled and that seemed OK !!!! :lol:

I met Catrin in Aberteifi and was SOOOO delighted telling her that I forgot to say that I hope they have a good birthday celebration for her Mums 80th birthday so – if you read this Catrin – have a good time.

Yehhh Heyyyyy :dance:
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Re: At last -- I did it !!!!

Postby Tahl » Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:47 pm

Whoa -- once you start speaking Welsh in public, you don't stop, do you? Those are some pretty elaborate conversations, and your first time out of the barn, even. :D Great to read!
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Re: At last -- I did it !!!!

Postby Atomic Newt » Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:48 pm

How fabulous! You didn't just have "a" conversation, you had THREE conversations!! Yay!! :star: It's only easier now! You'll be chatting away to everyone soon I'm sure!! Llongyfarchiadau!
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Re: At last -- I did it !!!!

Postby gerryf » Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:10 pm

Llongyfarchiadau,congratulations :clap: you are now a welsh speaker :star: I knew you could do it. :D
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Re: At last -- I did it !!!!

Postby Sionned » Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:26 pm

Now that's the way to do it!! Llongyfarchiadau!!! There will be no stopping you now. :D
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Re: At last -- I did it !!!!

Postby Colettet » Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:31 pm

Thanks folks -- simple stuff but what a joy when I was understood :dance:
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Re: At last -- I did it !!!!

Postby jstetson » Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:05 pm

Colettet wrote:Thanks folks -- simple stuff but what a joy when I was understood :dance:

Simple shmimple! Di iawn ti!!! Brilliant. Having just posted a woohoo-go-me story of my own, I can't tell you how much it thrills me to hear such a great first time in the wild story. I'm sitting here knowing down the the marrow of my bones how great you feel. Basking in our shared delight!

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Re: At last -- I did it !!!!

Postby SJ » Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:49 pm

Llongyfarchiadau!!

I just knew you'd come back with a story like this! :D So glad to hear you've had such a great time using your Welsh! It sounds so simple, but the more you use your Welsh the quicker you will be able to use more and more of it!
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Re: At last -- I did it !!!!

Postby JeanB » Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:11 pm

Well done Colette...knew you would do it!! There's no stopping you now. Look forward to our next panad! :clap: :clap:
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Re: At last -- I did it !!!!

Postby jonhead34 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:16 pm

Well done Colette - fantatsic story and well done for being brave. Each time gets a little easier!

Da iawn ti :-)
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