24 Good Welsh Sayings

English is spoken differently depending upon where you go. For the Welsh people from Wales, the Welsh language is popularized to include some of these original sayings. With more than 600,000 people in English and another 125,000 Welsh in Australia, you may encounter a time where you are able to recite one of these great Welsh sayings.

A ddwg ŵy a ddwg fwy – He who steals an egg will steal more.

A fynno glod, bid farw – The best way to gather praise or recognition is to die.

Adar o’r unlliw, ehedant i’r unlle. – Birds of the same color fly to the same place.

Adfyd a ddwg wybodaeth, a gwybodaeth ddoethineb. – Adversity brings knowledge, and knowledge wisdom.

Benthyg dros amser byr yw popeth a geir yn y byd hwn. – Everything you have in this world is only borrowed for a short time.

Bûm gall unwaith: hynny oedd, llefain pan ym ganed. – I was wise once: when I was born, I cried.

Cartref yw cartref, er tloted y bo. – Home is home, no matter how poor it may be.

Ceffyl da yw ewyllys – The will is a good horse.

Côf a lithr, llythyrau a geidw – Memory slips, letters remain.

Deuparth gwaith yw ei ddechrau – Starting the work is two thirds of it.

Digrif gan bob aderyn ei lais ei hun. – Every bird enjoys his own voice.

Dywed yn dda am dy gyfaill, am dy elyn dywed ddim. – Speak well of your friend, say nothing of your enemy.

Gair I gall, ffon I’r anghall – A word to the wise, a stick to the unwise.

Gorau adnabod, d’adnabod dy hun. – The best knowledge is knowledge of oneself.

Gormod o bwdin dagith gi. – Too much pudding will choke a dog.

Gwell fy mwthyn fy hun na phlas arall – Better my own cottage than the palace of another.

Gwna dda dros ddrwg, uffern ni’th ddwg. – Repay evil with good and hell will not claim you.

Hawdd yw hi, i fod yn ddewr o tu nôl i mur. – It is easy to be brave from behind a wall.

Heb ei fai, heb ei eni – He who has no faults is not born.

Mwyaf y brys, mwyaf y rhwystr – The greater the hurry, the more obstacles there are.

Nid aur yw popeth melyn. – Everything that glitters is not gold.

Po callaf y dyn, anamlaf ei eiriau. – The wiser the man, the fewer his words.

Rhaid cropian cyn cerdded. – You must crawl before walking.

Segurdod yw clod y cledd – A sword’s honor is its idleness.

Here is a look at some of the most common Welsh sayings and popular things that Welsh people say as experienced by one girl.