Decoded Slug: Classifier 'cây'

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Classifier 'cây'

Classifier 'cây'

Short explanation:

Used to denote unit of count for elongated objects.


cây + [noun for elongated object]


Tôi có một cây bút màu xanh.
I have a green pen.
Cô ấy đang cầm một cây dù màu đỏ.
She is holding a red umbrella.
Có một cây cầu lớn bắc qua sông.
There is a large bridge over the river.
Con đường này dẫn đến nhà tôi.
This road leads to my house.

Long explanation:

The Vietnamese classifier 'cây' is typically used to denote a unit of count for long, rod-like, or elongated objects. This is equivalent to 'a piece of' or 'a stick of' in English when referring to such items. Generally, it is used with many objects like trees, pens, roads, rivers, and so on.

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