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Y Chwe Gwlad - the Six Nations!

What a wonderful coincidence - I just started out on the "Sports" unit in my Welsh course today, and what came up? Y Chwe Gwlad, the Six Nations Cup, which is starting today! But not enough with that - the lesson also talked about Wales winning against France, and that's the opening match tonight... Cymru am byth!! Any Welsh learner interested in the Six Nations Cup? Here's the Welsh site to keep informed: http://www.wru.co.uk/cym/cymru/6gwlad/newyddion_y_chwe_gwlad.php

2 weeks ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/JD.Hogan-Davies
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Thank you! I'm a huge fan of Y Chwe Gwlad. Strangely, I follow both Wales and England (my wife is English, and I've spent a fair amount of time in Wales). I'm really looking forward to the Wales vs. England clash at Cardiff. Should be a cracker!

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yottskry
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It'll be great... as long as we hear "Mae Lloegr wedi ennill!" at the end :D

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RobertaFra326642

May the best team win! :)

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RobertaFra326642

Oh yes, I'm looking forward to that, too! Me, I support both Wales and Ireland...

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JD.Hogan-Davies
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I'm actually okay with any of the Home Nations teams winning, but I'm a bit partial to England and Wales.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RobertaFra326642

Yes, that's right, as long as one of the Home Nations wins! :)

4 days ago

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I at first thought "six nations" referred to the six "Celtic nations": Brittany, Cornwall, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, Isle of Man. No, the six nations in rugby here are England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, France, and Italy. Good to know, anyway.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RobertaFra326642

You're absolutely right, those are the 'other' Six Nations, the Celtic ones! There's a wonderful song about them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6SQN07Xqec

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DieVdU
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Wales had had 2 great wins so far!! I've even downloaded the great anthem, but struggle singing fast enough!

4 days ago

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Yeah, we're doing VERY well, I think we've really got a chance to win! Ooh yes, me too, I LOVE that anthem - and singing along before every match helps a lot in learning!

4 days ago

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I think the next match will all but decide it. England vs. Wales looks like it will be the definitive match of the tournament.

4 days ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RobertaFra326642

Yes, exactly, that'll be the great battle!

3 days ago

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I saw that Mako Vunipola will be out, which is a big blow for England. In good news, it sounds like Halfpenny might, just might, be fit enough to play for Wales. He's a favorite of mine in the Pro14 world.

3 days ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JD.Hogan-Davies
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Scarlets could really use him back, too. They've not been the same without him.

3 days ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RobertaFra326642

Absolutely!

2 days ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RobertaFra326642

Oh that would be great, if Leigh could play - he's one of my favourites, too!

2 days ago
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