Decoded Slug: Final particle 'chứ' in a question

Vietnamese Grammar Point
Final particle 'chứ' in a question

Final particle 'chứ' in a question

Short explanation:

Used to express a confirmation or disagreement, often at the end of a question.

Formation:

question + 'chứ'

Examples:

Bạn muốn đến nhà của tôi chơi chứ?
You want to come over to my house to hang out, right?
Hôm nay là ngày đẹp trời chứ nhỉ?
Today is a beautiful day, isn't it?
Anh vẫn còn nhớ chúng ta đã hẹn hò ở đâu chứ?
You still remember where we agreed to meet up, right?
Anh ấy là người bạn tốt nhất của bạn chứ?
He is your best friend, isn't he?

Long explanation:

The Vietnamese word 'chứ' is a final particle used at the end of a sentence to express confirmation or disagreement. It roughly translates to 'right?' or 'isn't it?' in English. When used at the end of a question, it adds a tone of expectancy, suggesting that the speaker assumes the answer to their question will be positive.
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