If you don’t know your Iechyd da! from your Prynhawn da, then help is at hand as WWE partners with Duolingo to help fans learn Welsh ahead of Clash at the Castle!
Ahead of Clash at the Castle in Cardiff on the 3rd of September, leading language learning app Duolingo has established a guide for fans to pick up wrestling lingo in the Welsh language.
For those visiting Wales for the first time, road signs and other information in the country are written in both Welsh and English. if you want to impress the locals, then Duolingo has you covered before the big event.
A press release touted Duolingo’s involvement with WWE and gave some interesting translations of some wrestling jargon to get fans in the mood:
“DUOLINGO TO HELP FANS LEARN WELSH AHEAD OF EPIC WWE CLASH AT THE CASTLE STADIUM EVENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MONDAY 15TH AUGUST 2022 – Duolingo, the world’s number one language learning app, has today launched a guide filled with iconic WWE words and phrases alongside their Welsh translations. It is released ahead of next month’s hotly anticipated WWEstadium event, ‘Clash at the Castle’, emanating from Cardiff, Wales, on Saturday 3rd September.”
“The guide includes WWE idioms, nicknames, and well-known signature Superstar moves. Fans can learn words such as ‘Gornest’, which means ‘match’; ‘Symudiad Olaf’, which translates to ‘finisher’, the term for the deciding move that wins a Superstar the match, and other tongue twisters such as ‘Cerddoriaeth Cyflwyno’ which translates to ‘entrance music’, the track a Superstar enters the ring to which helps to showcase their personality.”
“The guide encourages fans to fully immerse themselves in the culture and heritage of Wales in the lead up to WWE Clash at the Castle, which is being held at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium on Saturday 3rd September. This is WWE’s first major stadium event in the UK for more than 30 years, and will feature prominent WWE Superstars such as Drew McIntyre, Roman Reigns, Bianca Belair, Seth Rollins, and Ronda Rousey.”
“The guide also comes as data from Duolingo has revealed a continuous rise in its users learning the Welsh language. In 2020, it was the fastest growing language on the platform, and over 1.5 million users now learn Welsh on the app.”
“Colin Watkins, Country Manager at Duolingo comments: “Duolingo makes learning a new language both fun and accessible, so we’re delighted to bring Welsh to new audiences ahead of this huge WWE event. We hope fans from across the world will embrace this guide and you’ll be hearing these fantastic words and phrases booming across the Principality Stadium on 3rd September.”The full guide can be found below: Fans can try their hand at learning the Welsh language for free on Duolingo here.”
Fans will be sure to offer Drew McIntyre a hearty llongyfarchiadau if he can finally unseat Roman Reigns as the Unified WWE Universal Champion!