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Come rain or shine, the beach is the perfect place to learn a spot of Kernewek! So whether you’re tanning yourself at Sennen or sheltering under an umbrella at Perranporth, here are some handy phrases and words to get you started.

Click on the links below to hear the spoken audio.

A vynn’ta kavos dehen rew?
Fancy an ice cream?

Drog yw gans an glaw
Shame about the rain

A wruss’ta kavos moy dehen howl?
Have you topped up your sun cream?

Golan a dhebris ow fasti
A seagull ate my pasty

Gwren ni mos yn mor
Let’s go for a dip in the sea

Ple’ma’n privedhyow?
Where are the loos?

An mordardh yw bras!
Surf’s up!

Skantys neuvya teg!
Nice swimming trunks!

An mor yw oor!
The sea is freezing!

Yma tewes y’m baramanyn
I’ve got sand in my sandwich

 



Useful words

Treth
Beach

Tewes
Sand

Kastel tewes
Sand castles

Korev
Beer

Mor
Sea

Golan
Seagull

Mordardha
Surfing

Dehen rew
Ice cream

 


 

If you’re looking for a fun and engaging way to learn the Cornish language, check out our Go Cornish course on the Decks by Memrise website.

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