Decoded Slug: Classifier 'toà'

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Classifier 'toà'

Classifier 'toà'

Short explanation:

Used to denote buildings or large structured properties.

Formation:

Toà + Noun (usually referring to buildings)

Examples:

Toà nhà này rất cao, nó có hơn mười tầng.
This building is very tall, it has over ten floors.
Toà nhà của chúng tôi nằm ở trung tâm thành phố.
Our building is located in the city center.
Toà nhà này được xây dựng vào năm 1990.
This building was built in 1990.
Toà tháp Eiffel là biểu tượng của Paris.
The Eiffel Tower is a symbol of Paris.

Long explanation:

In Vietnamese, the word 'toà' is a classifier that is specifically used to denote buildings or large structured properties. It helps in providing more specific details about the noun that it is associating with. When used before the noun, 'toà' can refer to a whole building or a block. It's equivalent to English use of 'a' before buildings such as 'a tower', 'a house', etc.
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