Decoded Slug: 'Xem' at the end of a statement

Vietnamese Grammar Point
'Xem' at the end of a statement

'Xem' at the end of a statement

Short explanation:

'Xem' at the end of a statement is equivalent to saying 'we will see' or 'let's see' in English.




Tôi sẽ thử cách học mới này xem.
I will try this new way of learning and we'll see.
Chúng ta hãy thử làm bánh này xem.
Let's try making this cake and see.
Anh ấy nghĩ mình sẽ thắng, hãy chờ xem.
He thinks he's going to win, let's see.
Chúng ta hãy xem bộ phim đó xem.
Let's watch that movie and see.

Long explanation:

The usage of 'xem' at the end of a statement in Vietnamese signifies the speaker's anticipation of an outcome or result, much like saying 'let's see' in English. It's commonly used to introduce a sense of suspense or uncertainty, as well as to imply a flexible or open-ended approach to the future event or situation.

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