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methu - to fail
methu - to fail
Oeddech / O'ch chi ddim yn gallu darllen yr arwydd ?
Dwi'n methu darllen heb fy sbectol .
Couldn't you read the sign?
I can't read without my glasses.
Image: Parc Tredegar
Methu means to fail or be unable. It is also used to mean 'cannot' ( i.e. to negate gallu or medru ) in circumstances where an action is either physically impossible or beyond one's ability. ( see also ffaelu which is less common and used in parts of south Wales )
PRESENT TENSE - AFFIRMATIVE
Dwi'n methu - I am failing / I can't
Wyt ti'n methu - You are failing (familiar) / You can't
Mae e'n methu / Mae hi'n methu - He / She is failing / He, She can't
Dyn ni'n methu - We are failing / We can't
Dych chi'n methu - You (plural) are failing (also singular formal) / You can't
Maen nhw'n methu - They are failing / They can't
N.B. 'Wyt ti' is the familiar form of the 2nd person and should be used only when addressing close friends, family members and animals. 'Dych chi' is the polite form and should be used in all other instances.