Definition 2023



See also: cáel


Alternative forms


cael (irregular)

  1. to get, receive, have
    Mi gaf i Sbaeneg nesaf.
    I have Spanish next.
    cael brecwast ― to have breakfast
  2. (colloquial) to get to, be allowed to, may (with a verbal noun)
    Gawn ni weld y ffilm hwyr heno?
    Do we get to see the late film tonight?
  3. (colloquial) used with a possessive determiner (agreeing with the subject) and a verbal noun to form a construction with passive meaning
    Gaeth Terry ei tharo gan bêl eira.
    Terry got hit by a snowball (literally, Terry got her hitting by a snowball).
    Mae’r tŷ yn cael ei godi.
    The house is being built (literally, The house is getting its building).


Derived terms

  • cael i


Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
cael gael nghael chael
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.