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Do you know what the Welsh for “microwave” is?

Go on. Give it a try. We’ll give you a few minutes. Then check below for the answer.

Think you’ve got it?


That’s right! It’s “meicrodon“.

Oh…you thought it was “popty ping“?

Well, that’s one way of saying it – but that’s more a slang term. It’s become popular as a Welsh term because it’s fun to say (give it another try – “popty ping“!)

But “meicrodon“, which translates literally as “microwave“, is the 100 per cent correct term.

If that’s piqued your interest, and you think there might be more to the Welsh language that you’re missing out on, you might want to try out a new series of Welsh sessions at Tŷ Pawb.

Comfortable and relaxed environment

Each Sunday, Tŷ Pawb hosts an informal chat session and learning session for budding Welsh speakers, at which both early starters and more seasoned learners are invited to come along and speak to one another in Welsh.

It’s very informal – although teachers will be on hand to help out with difficult terms and grammar, it’s primarily a chance for people to learn and practise their Welsh language skills in a comfortable and relaxed environment.

And if you fancy on making things a bit more relaxed with coffee, tapas or curry, Tŷ Pawb’s market traders will be on hand to help set the scene.

The sessions take place every Sunday from 10am until noon, and again from 1pm until 3pm.

Cllr Hugh Jones, Lead Member for Communities, Partnerships, Public Protection and Community Safety, said: “The weekly Welsh learning sessions at Tŷ Pawb have proven very popular with learners at all levels, and provide a relaxed setting for those keen to learn Welsh.

“Anyone keen to find out more is welcome to attend one of the sessions to see what’s available for themselves.”

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