Decoded Slug: Passive voice 'được'

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Passive voice 'được'

Passive voice 'được'

Short explanation:

Used to construct passive sentences in Vietnamese.

Formation:

Subject + được + Verb + by Agent

Examples:

Cuốn sách này được viết bởi một tác giả nổi tiếng.
This book was written by a famous author.
Anh ấy được mọi người yêu quý vì tính cách tốt bụng của mình.
He is loved by everyone for his kindness.
Bài hát này được sáng tác vào năm 1950.
This song was composed in 1950.
Món quà của tôi được nhận rất nhiệt tình.
My gift was received warmly.

Long explanation:

The Vietnamese word 'được' is used to form passive sentences, indicating that an action is done to the subject rather than the subject doing the action. It can be likened to the English equivalent passive voice formulated with 'be + verb-ed'. 'Được' is typically placed before the verb in the sentence.
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