Swansea Slang

Swansea Slang

You’ve chosen to study at Swansea but how do you blend in with this new community? Like any city, Swansea has a lot of eccentricities – not least it's inhabitants' wonderfully unique way of talking. Learn some of these Swansea slang words, and you’ll fit right in with the locals!

  1. Twp - This ones’s an affectionate way to describe someone who's acting silly. Example: “Stop acting so twp.”
  2. Tamping - This is for anyone who gets a bit…displeased, shall we say? It basically means angry. Example: “I was tamping the other night!”
  3. Cwtsh - A fave across the whole of Wales, this one means a special kind of hug. Example: “Give us a cwtch.”
  4. Tidy - If you’re thinking “finally one I recognise”, think again. It's not about cleanliness. Around these parts, it's actually used to describe something or someone that's good. Example: “You cleaned the flat? Tidy.”
  5. Cheers drive - Many of you will be regular bus goers, so here’s a great way to say thanks to the driver. Example: “Cheers drive.” It’s as easy as that!
  6. Ych a Fi - Another great one to get your mouth around. It’s the perfect phrase for when you’re disgusted by something. Example: “Ych a fi. They didn’t wash their hands!”
  7. Hanging - This one's worth noting down for all you hangover experts, who haven’t learned to switch to water at the end of a night. Example: “We got in at 2am. I feel hanging this morning.”
  8. Butt - No, this doesn’t have anything to do with your derrière. It is in fact interchangable with mate. After Freshers is over, you’ll have tonnes of butts. Example: “Alright butt, how’s it going?”
  9. Lush - A regularly used word around Swansea, if you think something is great - it’s lush. Simple. Example: “Look at him, he’s so lush!”
  10. Mun - A word that doesn’t actually mean anything, it’s simply used to add emphasis to whatever it is that you’re saying. Example: “Alright mun, I said I was sorry.”
  11. Now in a minute - It doesn’t make sense. You know it, we know it. It must be programmed into us from an early age to use, but it can be picked up quicker than you think. Think of it as the pinnacle of being Welsh. You’ll be using it in no time! Example: “I’ll do it now in a minute.”

So there you have it, some Swansea slang to get your head around. Whether you learn them now or not – you're guaranteed to pick up a few of these by the time you graduate.

 

Bratiaith Abertawe

Rydych wedi dewis i astudio yn Abertawe. Ond, sut mae gwneud y gymuned hon yn gartref i chi? Fel unrhyw ddinas, mae gan Abertawe nifer o ecsentrigrwyddau - ac mae hefyd gan y gymuned ffordd unigryw o siarad. Mae dysgu rhai o eiriau slag Abertawe yn ffordd dda o uno gyda’r gymuned newydd!

  1. Twp - Mae hon yn ffordd annwyl o alw rhywun sy'n ymddwyn yn wirion. Enghraifft: "Paid â bod yn dwp!"
  2. Tamping - Mae’r gair hwn yn cael ei ddefnyddio pan nad wyt ti'n hapus. Yn syml, defnyddia'r gair i ddisgrifio person sy’n grac. Enghraifft: ‘I was tamping the other night!”
  3. Cwtsh - Eto, gair cyfarwydd i’r cymry Cymraeg ond defnyddir y gair yn aml gan y di-Gymraeg yn Abertawe hefyd. Enghraifft: “Give us a cwtch”
  4. Tidy - Os wyt ti'n meddwl dy fod di'n gyfarwydd gyda’r gair hwn, meddylia eto. Nid yw'n cyfeirio at rywbeth sy’n daclus. Yn Abertawe mae'r gair yn cael ei ddefnyddio i ddisgrifio rhywbeth sy’n dda. Enghraifft: “You cleaned the flat? Tidy.”
  5. Cheers drive - Gan fydd nifer o fyfyrwyr yn teithio ar y bws yn aml, dyma sut i weud diolch i’r gyrrwr. Enghraifft: “Cheers drive!"
  6. Ych a Fi - Eto, un arall sy’n gyfarwydd i ni, ond mae'r di-Gymraeg yn Abertawe yn ei ddefnyddio'n aml, hefyd.
  7. Hanging - Term sydd werth cofio i bawb sy’n arbenigwyr ar gael pen mawr. Enghraifft: “We got in at 2am. I feel hanging this morning”
  8. Butt - Nid darn o’r corff a olygir gan hwn. Mae'r gair yn cael ei ddefnyddio yn lle ‘mate’. Ar ôl i bythefnos y glas ddod i ben, bydd llawer o bobl yn dy alw di'n butt. Enghraifft: “Alright butt, how’s it going?”
  9. Lush - Gair sy'n cael ei ddefnyddio'n aml iawn yn Abertawe. Os wyt ti'n meddwl bod rhywbeth yn wych, yna mae’n lush. Enghraifft: “Drycha, mae fe mor lush”
  10. Mun - Nid yw ‘mun’ yn golygu unrhyw beth, mewn gwirionedd. Mae'r gair hwn yn cael ei ddefnyddio i bwysleisio rhywbeth. Enghraifft: “Alright mun, I said I was sorry”
  11. Now in a minute - Nid yw’r dywediad hwn yn gwneud synnwyr. Ond mae pawb yn gwybod beth mae'n golygu. Enghraifft: “I’ll do it now in a minute”

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