Decoded Slug: The construction 'có … không'

Vietnamese Grammar Point
The construction 'có … không'

The construction 'có … không'

Short explanation:

A construction used to make yes/no questions in Vietnamese.


subject + có … không


Bạn có đang ở nhà không?
Are you at home?
Bạn có muốn tham gia cuộc họp không?
Do you want to participate in the meeting?
Có cái gì đó không ổn ở đây phải không?
Is there something wrong here?
Cô ấy có phải là giáo viên của bạn không?
Is she your teacher?

Long explanation:

This construction 'có … không' is a common way of forming yes/no questions in Vietnamese. The overall form essentially translates to 'Is there … or not?' or 'Do you have … or not?'. Remember, the response should answer whether there is, or there is not, the thing or situation in question.

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