Decoded Slug: The tag question phrase 'phải không'

Vietnamese Grammar Point
The tag question phrase 'phải không'

The tag question phrase 'phải không'

Short explanation:

Used as a confirmation or disconfirmation of the previous statement.


statement + phải không


Hôm nay là thứ sáu phải không?
Today is Friday, isn't it?
Anh đang đọc sách phải không?
You are reading a book, aren't you?
Cô ấy là giáo viên của bạn phải không?
She is your teacher, isn't she?
Chúng ta sẽ gặp nhau lúc 10 giờ phải không?
We are meeting at 10 o'clock, aren't we?

Long explanation:

The Vietnamese phrase 'phải không' is typically used at the end of a sentence to transform it into a question. It is similar to the English tag questions such as 'isn't it?,' 'right?,' or 'aren't you?.' It is used to ask for confirmation or verification about the preceding statement, generally expressed as a fact or strong belief.

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