Decoded Slug: Classifier 'tờ'

Vietnamese Grammar Point
Classifier 'tờ'

Classifier 'tờ'

Short explanation:

Used to classify flat and thin objects.


example of grammar formation for given grammar point


Tôi muốn tìm một tờ bản đồ của Hà Nội.
I want to find a map of Hanoi.
Bạn có thể cho tôi một tờ giấy không?
Can you give me a piece of paper?
Cô ấy đọc một tờ báo trong thời gian chờ.
She read a newspaper while waiting.
Tôi đã nhận được một tờ thông báo từ trường.
I received a notice from the school.

Long explanation:

In Vietnamese, the word 'tờ' is a commonly used classifier for flat objects such as papers and maps. It is similar to the English usage of 'a piece of' when referring to a single unit of such objects. Note that unlike English, Vietnamese requires the use of classifiers before the nouns they modify.

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