Decoded Slug: Tense marker 'vẫn/còn/vẫn còn'

Vietnamese Grammar Point
Tense marker 'vẫn/còn/vẫn còn'

Tense marker 'vẫn/còn/vẫn còn'

Short explanation:

These are used to refer to a situation or action that continues or still occurs.

Formation:

Subject + vẫn/còn/vẫn còn + Verb

Examples:

Tôi vẫn dõi đèn cho bạn, dù bạn không nhìn thấy tôi.
I am still shining for you, even if you do not see me.
Cô ấy vẫn còn đang học ở trường đại học.
She is still studying at the university.
Khi tôi quay lại, mọi thứ vẫn còn ở đó, không thay đổi chút nào.
When I returned, everything was still there, completely unchanged.
Họ vẫn còn nhớ câu chuyện mà ông bà họ đã kể.
They still remember the story their grandparents told them.

Long explanation:

In Vietnamese, 'vẫn', 'còn', and 'vẫn còn' are markers used to express that a situation is continuing or an action still takes place. 'Vẫn' and 'còn' are used to show that something is continuing in the same state, similar to 'still' in English, while 'vẫn còn' adds emphasis, implying the action or condition has been sustained for a long time and is still in progress.
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