Decoded Slug: Classifier 'cuốn'

Vietnamese Grammar Point
Classifier 'cuốn'

Classifier 'cuốn'

Short explanation:

Used to count certain objects typically in the form of rolls, reels, or books.

Formation:

example of grammar formation for given grammar point

Examples:

Tôi đang đọc cuốn sách này.
I am reading this book.
Anh ấy có cuốn băng ghi hình gia đình.
He has a family record tape.
Họ mua 10 cuốn sách Đắc Nhân Tâm.
They buy 10 copies of the book The Power of Positive Thinking.
Cô ấy cuốn chiếu để ngủ trưa.
She rolls the mat to take a nap.

Long explanation:

The Vietnamese word 'cuốn' acts as a classifier or measure word used for counting or quantifying objects, commonly books, rolls, scrolls or similar objects that have a cylindrical form. It's critical to use the correct classifier when speaking in order to make sense to a native speaker. 'Cuốn' comes before the noun it modifies, similar to how we use 'a' or 'an' in English.
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