How do you say “Betws-y-Coed”?
Almost every guest asks us: How do you pronounce Betws-y-Coed? and in fact, we think it’s our favourite question so we have created this page so that you can practise a few words of Welsh!
Our top tip is to forget all that you have heard about the Welsh language being difficult – it really isn’t! However, some of the letters as well as the seven vowels in our language can cause a little confusion for English speakers so we have created some audio clips: simply listen and repeat.
Easy, isn’t it!
Are you ready for a few more words? How about the name of your cottage?
Bythynnod Benar (this is Benar Cottages, in Welsh)
Out and about: some local place names
Penmachno (our little village)
Llanrwst (the nearest town)
And if you are pronouncing all those places like a pro, you will need to know how to order a drink at the pub…
Gai beint o gwrw, os gwelwch yn dda? (May I have a pint of beer, please?)
Gai wydraid o win, os gwelwch yn dda?? (May I have a glass of wine, please?)
One lovely word to finish: “Croeso” which means “Welcome” or “You’re Welcome”