Decoded Slug: Conjunction 'and' in Vietnamese 'và, còn'

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Conjunction 'and' in Vietnamese 'và, còn'

Conjunction 'and' in Vietnamese 'và, còn'

Short explanation:

Used to join words or phrases of the same type.

Formation:

'Subject + Verb + Object' + 'và/còn' + 'Subject + Verb + Object'

Examples:

Tôi thích đọc sách và xem phim.
I like reading books and watching movies.
Chúng ta cần mua sữa và bánh mì cho bữa sáng.
We need to buy milk and bread for breakfast.
Mẹ tôi là giáo viên, còn bố tôi là bác sĩ.
My mother is a teacher, and my father is a doctor.
Tôi muốn mua một quyển sách và một cái bút.
I want to buy a book, and also a pen.

Long explanation:

In Vietnamese, 'và' and 'còn' are conjunctions that are used interchangeably to denote the English conjunction 'and'. They are used to connect words, phrases, or sentences of the same grammatical type, adding additional information or listing items. 'Và' is used more generally while 'còn' is often used to include something else in a context.
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