Decoded Slug: Interrogative sentences (subject + 'có' + predicate + 'không?')

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Interrogative sentences (subject + 'có' + predicate + 'không?')

Interrogative sentences (subject + 'có' + predicate + 'không?')

Short explanation:

This structure is used to indicate yes-no questions in Vietnamese.


Subject + 'có' + Predicate + 'không?'


Anh có đi xem phim không? Có, tôi sẽ đi.
Are you going to watch a movie? Yes, I will.
Cô ấy có biết nấu ăn không? Không, cô ấy không biết.
Does she know how to cook? No, she does not.
Bạn có thích chơi đàn ghi ta không? Có, tôi rất thích chơi đàn ghi ta.
Do you like playing guitar? Yes, I really like playing guitar.
Trời có mưa không? Không, trời không mưa.
Is it raining? No, it's not raining.

Long explanation:

This structure of Vietnamese sentence uses 'có' and 'không' to form yes-no questions. The questioned matter is placed between 'có' and 'không', typically being the predicate. If the answer is positive, you respond with 'có'. If the answer is negative, you respond with 'không'. This structure is often used in daily conversation.

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