Decoded Slug: Construction 'thêm … nữa'

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Construction 'thêm … nữa'

Construction 'thêm … nữa'

Short explanation:

Used to express the addition of something or an increase in quantity.

Formation:

Verb + thêm + Noun + nữa

Examples:

Anh có thể làm thêm một giờ nữa không?
Can you work for one more hour?
Tôi sẽ ở lại thêm một tuần nữa.
I will stay for one more week.
Cô ấy đi mua sắm và đã mua thêm nhiều quần áo nữa.
She went shopping and bought more clothes.
Hãy học thêm một bài nữa trước khi đi ngủ.
Learn one more lesson before going to sleep.

Long explanation:

In Vietnamese, the construction 'thêm … nữa' is used when expressing the concept of adding or increasing something. Literally translated, 'thêm' means 'add' and 'nữa' means 'more'. Hence, this phrase is used to increase or add a certain amount, action, or event. This construction is usually placed after verbs and before quantities, amounts, or situations.
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