Decoded Slug: The word 'Ngay' meaning 'just, right'

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The word 'Ngay' meaning 'just, right'

The word 'Ngay' meaning 'just, right'

Short explanation:

Is used to emphasize immediacy or correctness of an action.


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Khi tôi đến, thì cô ấy vừa mới đi ngay lúc đó.
When I arrived, she had just left right at that moment.
Ngay khi tôi bước vào cửa, điện thoại đã reo lên.
Right as I walked through the door, the phone started ringing.
Ngay sau khi kỳ thi kết thúc, tôi đã bắt đầu ôn tập cho kỳ thi tiếp theo.
Just after the exam finished, I started studying for the next one.
Ngay tại đây, tôi đã tìm thấy chiếc túi xách mà tôi đã mất.
Right here, I found the bag that I had lost.

Long explanation:

The Vietnamese word 'ngay' translates to 'just' or 'right' in English and is frequently used to denote the immediacy or exactness of an action or event. In this context, 'ngay' is used in its adverbial sense. The emphasis could be on the timing of the action or on the correctness of the location or situation.

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