Decoded Slug: Set expressions used with 'đồng hồ'

Vietnamese Grammar Point
Set expressions used with 'đồng hồ'

Set expressions used with 'đồng hồ'

Short explanation:

Used to express the duration or length of time, typically hours.

Formation:

Number_of_hours + giờ/tiếng + 'đồng hồ'+ [verb/action]

Examples:

Tôi đã học bài suốt 5 tiếng đồng hồ.
I've been studying for 5 hours straight.
Chúng ta đã dành hẳn 3 tiếng đồng hồ để xem phim.
We spent 3 whole hours watching the movie.
Tôi đã chờ bạn suốt 2 giờ đồng hồ ở sân bay.
I've been waiting for you for 2 hours at the airport.
Mẹ tôi đã nấu ăn suốt 4 giờ đồng hồ cho bữa tối này.
My mother cooked for 4 hours for this dinner.

Long explanation:

The Vietnamese phrase 'đồng hồ' is a set expression used to denote the length of time, usually in terms of hours. It is often used after a numeral to indicate a specific number of hours. In English, it is equivalent to saying 'for... hours'.
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