The nights are growing longer and the days are getting colder, which can only mean one thing: Winter is here! Try our fun festive phrases for a very Cornish Christmas. If you’re on a countdown to Christmas check our numbers phrasebook.

Click on the links below to hear the spoken Cornish.

Merry Christmas! Nadelik Lowen!
They are delicious mince pies Pastigow brewgik dentethyel yw
It’s a little chilly Tamm yeyn yw
Let’s go carol singing Gwren ni mos kana karolyow
December Mis Kevardhu
Wassail Wassel
Wreath Garlont
Is there any cheese? Eus keus?
Christmas is the twenty fifth of December Nadelik yw pympes warn ugens Mis Kevardhu
Holly Kelyn
Ivy Idhyow
Mistletoe Ughelvarr
Bells Klegh
Christmas tree Gwedhen Nadelik
Angel El
Deer Karow
Christmas Pudding Podyn Nadelik
Christmas Cake Tesen Nadelik
Gingerbread Torth jynjyber
Gingerbread house Chi torth jynjyber
Turkey Yar Gyni
Star Steren
Shepherds Bugeledh
Three kings Tri myghtern
Gold, frankincense and myrrh Owr, frankynkys ha myrr
Manger Presep
Stable Marghti
Presents Rohow
Father Christmas Tas Nadelik
Baubles Tegennow
Decorations Afinansow
Peace Kres
Snow Ergh
Snowman Den ergh
Yule Log Yttew Nadelik
Christmas Cards Kartennow Nadelik
Carol Singers Kanoryon Karolyow
Chimney Chymbla
A Partridge in a Pear Tree Unn Rugyarik yn Perbren
Sleigh Draylell
Stocking Loder

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 or find out about our work with Primary Schools here.


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