"Mae Lloegr wedi colli."

Translation:England have lost.

February 12, 2016



I assume this is a very commonly used sentence.

November 16, 2016


Not in rugby union at the moment :D

December 7, 2017


Tell that to the Scots:-D

March 5, 2018


Well it was true when I posted it!

May 15, 2018


And also the Irish and the French. They managed it:-)

March 19, 2018


Naughty :-)

February 12, 2016


Wel, mae Lloeger wedi colli gêm pêl-droed wrth Gwlad yr Iâ ^^

August 29, 2016


As an English speaker, I would have said "England HAS lost". The word HAS should be included as a choice.

June 16, 2018


agreed or even "England lost"

July 12, 2018


I'd go with "England lost." "England has lost" only if being formal. "England have lost" is awful. Nobody except maybe a sportscaster would ever actually say that, any more than they would say "America have reached the moon" or "Zambia have gained independence." "England" in a context like this refers to the team as a collective entity, not to the individual members of the team.

September 7, 2018


'England have lost' would be the normal British English way of saying it. There is a transatlantic difference here, British English speakers tend to view a team as a group of individuals and would use the plural form of a verb, American English uses the singular. British English also uses the perfect tense a lot more than does American English, so "England have lost" would be an unremarkable and commonly used expression in British English, although it might sound odd to users of other forms of English

November 20, 2018


Thank you. I just posted a similar question regarding "Wales have won." This answer it.

January 31, 2019


That looks like a different tense to me.

(possibly "collodd lloegr")

April 12, 2019


Have lost would be said immediately after the match. England lost when reported the next day.

October 16, 2018


I was watching the 6 Nations on TV this year (2019) and yelled at the top of my voice (poor neighbours) "England have lost when they were defeated. Shame I have an English husband!

May 29, 2019
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