Decoded Slug: Interrogative 'ai'

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Interrogative 'ai'

Interrogative 'ai'

Short explanation:

Used to ask about someone's identity or who a particular person is.

Formation:

Interrogative 'ai' + Verb/Preposition + Noun

Examples:

Ai đang ở trong nhà vậy? Đó là anh trai tôi.
Who is in the house? It is my brother.
Ai đã ăn bánh của tôi đấy? Tôi không biết.
Who ate my cake? I don't know.
Bạn thích ai nhất trong nhóm nhạc này? Tôi thích thành viên tên là John nhất.
Who do you like the most in this band? I like the member named John the most.
Ai sẽ giúp tôi khi gặp khó khăn? Bạn có thể tin tưởng vào tôi.
Who will help me when I am in trouble? You can always trust me.

Long explanation:

The Vietnamese interrogative 'ai' is equivalent to the English word 'who'. It is used when one wants to determine the identity of someone. This could be in situations when you don't know who a particular person is, or when seeking to know who might have done a particular action.
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