Decoded Slug: Tense marker 'vừa/mới/vừa mới'

Vietnamese Grammar Point
Tense marker 'vừa/mới/vừa mới'

Tense marker 'vừa/mới/vừa mới'

Short explanation:

Used to indicate that an action has just been completed a short time ago.

Formation:

example of grammar formation for given grammar point

Examples:

Tôi vừa mới nói chuyện với anh ấy.
I just talked to him.
Cô ấy vừa mới về nhà.
She just got home.
Anh ấy vừa mới mua một chiếc xe mới.
He just bought a new car.
Chúng tôi vừa xem xong bộ phim đó.
We just finished watching that movie.

Long explanation:

The Vietnamese tense markers 'vừa', 'mới', and 'vừa mới' are used to express that an action or event has just occurred in the very recent past. Quite similar to the English equivalent 'just', these markers precede the main verb of the sentence to show the immediacy of the action.
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