Decoded Slug: Demonstrative pronoun: 'đó/đấy'

Vietnamese Grammar Point
Demonstrative pronoun: 'đó/đấy'

Demonstrative pronoun: 'đó/đấy'

Short explanation:

Used to indicate something is far from both the speaker and the listener.


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Cái ghế đó rất thoải mái.
That chair over there is very comfortable.
Con chó đó khá lớn.
That dog over there is quite big.
Quyển sách đấy rất hay. Tôi khuyên bạn nên đọc nó.
That book over there is very good. I suggest you should read it.
Cái cây đó đã sống được hơn 100 năm.
That tree over there has lived for more than 100 years.

Long explanation:

The Vietnamese pronouns 'đó' and 'đấy', are used to refer to something that is distantly located from both the speaker and the listener. It is equivalent to the English pronoun 'that', when 'that' is used to denote something further away from both parties involved in the conversation.

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