Discussion in 'Português (Portuguese)' started by kapas, Sep 10, 2009.
I forgot how to say (not write) soccer scores in English.
For example, how do I say 1-0.
I'm not sure, but I think it is "one to zero". For example, "the football match ended with a score of 2-1 (two to one)."
Here in the UK, we say "one - nil" for a 1-0 scoreline in a football ("soccer" in the USA) match.
By the way,
Does anyone know why "nil"?
I have a wild guess. Could it have come from Latin? Nothing = nihil, hence, nil?
Yes! nil is the contraction of nihil
Interestingly, in some other sports like tennis they say love for 'zero', 'nil'.
E.g.: love fifteen 0-15
True, and a very strange expression indeed. I've often wondered where it came from, but that will have to be the subject of another thread.
Separate names with a comma.