Decoded Slug: Classifier 'ngôi'

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Classifier 'ngôi'

Classifier 'ngôi'

Short explanation:

Used to count buildings or houses in Vietnamese.


The structure is usually: number + 'ngôi' + noun (house/building)


Ở khu vực này có ba ngôi nhà mới được xây dựng.
In this area, there are three new houses built.
Trong thành phố này có hai ngôi nhà mà tôi cảm thấy thích nhất.
In this city, there are two houses that I like the most.
Tôi đã mua một ngôi nhà ở Quận 1.
I bought a house in District 1.
Có mấy ngôi chùa cổ ở làng của bạn?
How many ancient temples are there in your village?

Long explanation:

In Vietnamese language, 'ngôi' is a classifier, specifically used for counting buildings or houses. It is used before the noun it classifies to indicate the count or number of a certain type of building or house.

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