Decoded Slug: Compounding: 'nhà ăn'

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Compounding: 'nhà ăn'

Compounding: 'nhà ăn'

Short explanation:

Used to describe a place where one eats, similar to 'dining hall' or 'cafeteria' in English.

Formation:

nhà (Noun) + ăn (Verb) = nhà ăn (Compound Noun)

Examples:

Nhà ăn ở trường học của tôi rất rộng.
The cafeteria at my school is very large.
Hôm nay tôi đã ăn cơm ở nhà ăn.
Today I ate rice in the cafeteria.
Nhà ăn công ty đang sửa chữa nên tôi phải ăn ngoài quán.
The company cafeteria is under repair, so I have to eat at a restaurant.
Nhà ăn của nhà máy rất sạch sẽ và thức ăn ở đây rất ngon.
The factory's canteen is very clean and the food is delicious.

Long explanation:

In Vietnamese, 'nhà ăn' is a compound noun that refers to a place for eating. The word 'nhà' translates to 'house' and 'ăn' translates to 'eat'. When combined, these words create a term for a place like a dining hall or a cafeteria. Compounding is a common aspect of Vietnamese grammar, where two words are joined together to create a new meaning.
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