Decoded Slug: Verb 'đợi'

Vietnamese Grammar Point
Verb 'đợi'

Verb 'đợi'

Short explanation:

Used to express the action of waiting for someone or something.


subject + đợi + object


Tôi đang đợi bạn ở nhà hàng.
I'm waiting for you at the restaurant.
Chúng tôi đợi một giờ đồng hồ nhưng chuyến xe không tới.
We waited an hour but the bus didn't come.
Anh ấy đợi bạn gái anh ấy đi mua sắm suốt cả buổi chiều.
He waited for his girlfriend shopping all afternoon.
Mẹ tôi thường đợi tôi về nhà sau giờ tan học
My mother usually waits for me to come home from school.

Long explanation:

The Vietnamese verb 'đợi' is used to express the action of waiting. It is similar to the English verb 'wait'. As a transitive verb, 'đợi' often takes an object – the thing or person that one is waiting for. It can be used alone or in verb phrases.

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