We are still on the subject of shopping ... We know how to say “there is” and “there are”. We know how to say “I have” and “Do you have?” We know how to say “I want” and “I would like”. We know how to say “I went” and “I bought”. Let's look at some questions that might need answers. For “Is there any …?” or “Are there any …?” use “ Eus …? ” e.g. Eus avalow? Are there any apples? Eus keus? Is there any cheese? There is a traditional rhyme: Eus keus? Eus po nag eus? Is there any cheese? Is there or isn't there? Mars eus keus, dro keus. If there is cheese, bring cheese. Po nag eus keus, dro peth eus. If there isn't any cheese, bring what there is. (Gwenno has turned this into an amusing techno-pop song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_U9yh6ivjc ) To ask where something is: “Pe le ma …?” or “Pe le ma'n …?” e.g. Pe le ma keus? Where is there any cheese? (general) Pe
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In At Home With Cornish 62 we looked at going somewhere and buying something: My eth dhe'n shoppys ha perna … I went to the shops and bought … e.g. My eth dhe'n shoppys ha perna avalow. I went to the shops and bought apples. To say what you bought, you can use (in simple past tense) My a bernas … I bought … e.g. My a bernas avalow. I bought apples. My a bernas avalow en shoppa. I bought apples in a shop. Here are some other outlets for things you can eat or drink. marhas (an varhas) gorvarhas erber marhas chei kiger chei pobas gwicor losow kegin chei a'n spicer chowster gwicor gwin e.g. My a bernas avalow en gwicor losow kegin.
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In At Home With Cornish 62, we saw two ways of asking to have something or to do something: Pejy, my a venja cawas … Please, I'd like to have … My a vedn mos dhe'n … I want to go to the ... e.g. Pejy, my a venja cawas dehen rew. Please, I would like to have an ice cream. e.g. My a vedn mos dhe'n treth. I want to go to the beach. Obviously, “ venja ” is more polite than “ vedn ”. “ vedn ” can also be used for the future, e.g. My a vedn mos dhe'n milva. I will go to the zoo. You can use many verbs with venja and vedn - not just cawas and mos . Let's look at some alternatives to mos , which usually need some sort of action or place. They do not take an object. “ bys en ” is a good way of saying “ to ” a place. kerdhes walk pònya run lebmel jump