Decoded Slug: Classifier 'cái/chiếc'

Vietnamese Grammar Point
Classifier 'cái/chiếc'

Classifier 'cái/chiếc'

Short explanation:

Used as a generic classifier for various kinds of objects and things.


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Cô ấy có một cái bàn mới trong phòng của mình.
She has a new table in her room.
Em trai tôi bị mất cái khẩu trang của mình.
My younger brother has lost his mask.
Tôi định mua một chiếc xe đạp mới.
I'm planning on buying a new bicycle.
Bạn có mượn cái bút của tôi không?
do you borrow my pen?

Long explanation:

The Vietnamese word 'cái' is a classifier used to count or classify various kinds of objects or things. This is equivalent to the use of 'a' or 'an' in English. 'Cái' can also be used as a placeholder for a wide range of objects if the exact classifier isn’t known or relevant.

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