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ffaelu - to fail

  • ffaelu - to fail

    sample sentence:

    Dwi’n ffaelu / ffili gweld y llwybr achos mae'n anweledig .

    I can't see the path because it's invisible.

    Image: Llanbedr-y-Cennin

    Ffaelu 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. You may see this written as ffili . See also methu which is in more widespread use, particularly in the north. 




    Dwi'n ffaelu - I am failing / I can't

    Wyt ti'n ffaelu - You are failing (familiar) / You can't

    Mae e'n ffaelu / Mae hi'n ffaelu - He / She is failing /  He, She can't

    Dyn ni'n ffaelu - We are failing / We can't

    Dych chi'n ffaelu - You (plural) are failing (also singular formal) / You can't

    Maen nhw'n ffaelu - 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.