35 funny welsh words and what they mean

The Welsh are known for having weird words for everything, so we thought we'd put together a collection of 35 funny welsh words and what they mean along with how they are pronounced and the English translation.

1.Spigoglys – spee gog liss - Spinach

2. Gwdihw  – goo dee who – Owl

35 funny welsh words and what they mean 20 funny welsh words and what they mean Owl Image by Geoffrey Whiteway

Owl Image by Geoffrey Whiteway

3. Mwclis  – moo clees – Beads/Necklace

4. Cwningen – coo ning en – Rabbit

5. Bochdew – borc dew – Hamster

6. Pili Pala - pilly palla – Butterfly

Butterfly by ErnieArnyosi

7. Jack Codi Baw – jack cod ee bah oo – JCB

8. Twmffat  – tomb fat – Idiot

9. Man a man a mwnci – man ah man ah moon key – Might as well

Monkey by ChristineLawson

10. Bwci bo – boo key bore - Ghost

11. Sponcen  – spon ken – Squash

12. Wiwer – we wear – Squirrel

Squirrel by Gareth James Foreman

13. Smwddio – smooth yo – To iron

14. Wilber – will bear – Wheel barrow

15. Chyrligwgan – coo early goo gan – Merry go round

16. Moron – moh ron – Carrot

Carrot by SidWood

17. Paffio – pah fee oh – Fighting

18. Broga – broh gah – Frog

Frog by RosalindEvans

19. Ceiliog - kay lee og - Rooster

Rooster by MJ

20. Crwban – crue ban – Tortoise

21. Technoleg  – tech knoll egg – technology

image by Jack Moreh

22. Cyfrifiadur  – cyf riv  yard uhr – Computer

23. Creision – cray shon – Crisps

24. Digidol – dig eed oll – digital

25. Cwpan  – coop an – cup

Image by wixphoto.com

26. Stondin  – ston din – stand

27. Blodyn – blod in – flower

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28. Bysedd – bus eth – fingers

29. Gwalltgof – gwall t goh v – wild

image by AleksandarMomirovic

30. Porffor – pour for – purple

31. Spectol – spec toll – glasses

image by James R Gray

32. Cwtch – coo ch – hug

33. Cynffon – cun ffon – tail

Cats tail image by DreamWarrior

34. Mwsogl – moos ogle – moss

35. Igam ogam – ee gam oh gam – zigzag

image by ChanceAgrella

So that's that.

The welsh language is funny, for some words, for example Butterfly, we have 3 completely different words.

  • Pili pala
  • Iar fach yr haf (Little summer chicken)
  • Gloyn byw

Why? I couldn't tell you, but that's the beauty of it. It just depends on which part of Wales you come from.

There are probably millions more of these awesome words! But for me, these are the best and they are ones we use on a regular basis here in Wales.