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Dw i wedi  gweld tri math o frawddegau efo "achos" yn y gwers hwn. Oes 'na wahaniaeth rhyngddyn nhw?
I've been seeing three types of sentence with "achos" in this sentence. Is there any difference (in meaning) between them?

Dw i ddim yn mynd achos dw i wedi blino.
Fydd ’na ddim gwers heddiw achos bod yr athro’n sâl.
Dw i'n ei chari hi achos iddi edrych ar ôl fy mhlentyn.



Not insofar as the 'achos' is concerned, which works like the English "because" in all three - it's just that it works in conjunction with different words (as is true of "because", too, actually - 'because you did it', 'because of having done it', 'because after doing it' etc)



So which is which?



'Works like', chief - this isn't a situation where you can map the different ways the words work directly onto each other. Just roll with it - don't look for a 'rule' that you 'always use achos in front of xyz' - that wouldn't work in English, and won't work in Welsh. You know what the sentences mean, because you've heard the English for them - so just plug away at this (and subsequent) lessons until you find you sort of 'feel' which option you should be going for.

And don't worry - any version of them will be be understandable in speech..



On the subject of "because",  you might also come across oherwydd and oblegid occasionally, also meaning "because". Oblegid in particular is a rather literary word. 

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