Decoded Slug: Final particle 'thế'

Vietnamese Grammar Point
Final particle 'thế'

Final particle 'thế'

Short explanation:

Used to express surprise or to seek confirmation.


example of grammar formation for given grammar point


Anh ấy đã bỏ cô ấy sao? Thật thế ư?
He left her? Really?
Hôm qua trời mưa to thế ư?
It rained a lot yesterday, didn't it?
Chúng ta đã thắng trận đấu rồi sao?, thật thế ư?
We won the match? Is that so?
Anh ấy đã đến sớm thế ư?
He came early, did he?

Long explanation:

The Vietnamese particle 'thế' is often used at the end of sentences to express surprise, curiosity, or to ask for confirmation. Similar to 'is that so?' or 'really?' in English, it is used to interact in a more informal way and shows that the speaker is actively engaging in the conversation.

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