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At last -- I did it !!!!

PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:03 pm
by Colettet
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:

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

PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:47 pm
by Tahl
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!

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

PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:48 pm
by Atomic Newt
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!

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

PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:10 pm
by gerryf
Llongyfarchiadau,congratulations :clap: you are now a welsh speaker :star: I knew you could do it. :D

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

PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:26 pm
by Sionned
Now that's the way to do it!! Llongyfarchiadau!!! There will be no stopping you now. :D

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

PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:31 pm
by Colettet
Thanks folks -- simple stuff but what a joy when I was understood :dance:

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

PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:05 pm
by jstetson
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!

:llongyf:

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

PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:49 pm
by SJ
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!

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

PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:11 pm
by JeanB
Well done Colette...knew you would do it!! There's no stopping you now. Look forward to our next panad! :clap: :clap:

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

PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:16 pm
by jonhead34
Well done Colette - fantatsic story and well done for being brave. Each time gets a little easier!

Da iawn ti :-)