Decoded Slug: Plural marker 'những' + question word 'ai'

Vietnamese Grammar Point
Plural marker 'những' + question word 'ai'

Plural marker 'những' + question word 'ai'

Short explanation:

This grammar point is used to ask 'which people' or 'who (plural)' in Vietnamese.

Formation:

những + ai + verb phrase/action verb

Examples:

Những ai sẽ đến dự buổi tiệc tối nay nhỉ? Tất cả bạn bè và gia đình tôi sẽ đến.
Who all are coming to the party tonight? All my friends and family will be coming.
Những ai sẽ tham gia cuộc thi hát? Tôi nghĩ mọi người trong lớp sẽ tham gia.
Who all are participating in the singing competition? I think everyone in the class will participate.
Những ai đã viết những lời nhận xét này? Chúng tôi không biết ai đã viết chúng.
Who all wrote these comments? We don't know who wrote them.
Những ai sẽ tham gia vào đội bóng đá? Những người yêu thích bóng đá sẽ tham gia.
Who all will join the soccer team? Those who love soccer will join.

Long explanation:

The Vietnamese phrase 'những ai' uses the plural marker 'những' followed by the question word 'ai' to inquire about which people or who (in a plural sense). It can be translated to English as 'who all' or 'who are'. This phrase is used when the speaker wishes to inquire about a group of people instead of an individual.
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