Decoded Slug: Expression 'Không dám'

Vietnamese Grammar Point
Expression 'Không dám'

Expression 'Không dám'

Short explanation:

Used to show humility or decline a praise or compliment.

Formation:

Không dám + (action/verb)

Examples:

Anh hát rất hay! - Không dám, tôi chỉ biết hát mấy bài thôi.
You sing very well! - I don't dare, I only know a few songs.
Bạn giỏi quá! - Không dám, mình chỉ cố gắng học hỏi thôi.
You are so good! - I don't dare, I just try to learn.
Chị làm việc rất tốt! - Không dám, đây là trách nhiệm của tôi.
You did a great job! - I don't dare, it's just my responsibility.
Em nấu ăn ngon quá! - Không dám đâu, em chỉ nấu mấy món đơn giản thôi.
You cook deliciously! - I don't dare, I just cook a few simple dishes.

Long explanation:

The Vietnamese expression 'Không dám' is often used as a polite response to a compliment or praise to express one's humility or modesty. Literally translating to 'dare not', it implies that one doesn't feel worthy of the received compliment.
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