Decoded Slug: Particle 'đâu' placed at the end of a negative sentence

Vietnamese Grammar Point
Particle 'đâu' placed at the end of a negative sentence

Particle 'đâu' placed at the end of a negative sentence

Short explanation:

The particle 'đâu' is used at the end of negative sentences intensifying the negation

Formation:

simple negative sentence + 'đâu'

Examples:

Anh ấy không đẹp trai đâu.
He is not handsome at all.
Cô ấy học không giỏi đâu.
She is not a good student whatsoever.
Tôi không có tiền đâu.
I don't have any money at all.
Bạn không biết cách nấu đâu.
You don't know how to cook at all.

Long explanation:

The Vietnamese particle 'đâu', when placed at the end of a negative sentence, reinforces the negative statement, similar to the English equivalents 'at all' or 'whatsoever'. 'Đâu' implies a strong denial or negation and adds emphasis to a negative state. When asking questions, it usually indicates expectation of a negative response.
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