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.

Cornish English
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?
Gwren ni mos yn mor Let’s go for a dip in the sea
An mordardh yw bras! Surf’s up!
An mor yw oor! The sea is freezing!
Yma tewes y’m baramanyn I’ve got sand in my sandwich
Treth Beach
Tewes Sand
Kastel tewes Sand castles
Mor Sea
Goolan 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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