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

Click on the links below to hear the spoken Cornish.

Fancy an ice cream? A vynn’ta kavos dehen rew?
Shame about the rain Drog yw gans an glaw
Have you topped up your sun cream? A wruss’ta kavos moy dehen howl?
Let’s go for a dip in the sea Gwren ni mos yn mor
Surf’s up! An mordardh yw bras!
The sea is freezing! An mor yw oor!
I’ve got sand in my sandwich Yma tewes y’m baramanyn
Beach Treth
Sand Tewes
Sand castles Kastel tewes
Sea Mor
Seagull Goolan
Surfing Mordardha
Ice cream Dehen rew

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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