Decoded Slug: Verb 'bị'

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Verb 'bị'

Verb 'bị'

Short explanation:

Used to describe passive voice or to express negative situations.


Subject + 'bị' + verb


Cô ấy bị mất túi xách khi đang đi dạo trong công viên.
She lost her bag while walking in the park.
Anh ấy bị đánh bại trong ván cờ cuối cùng.
He was defeated in the final chess match.
Tôi bị đau bụng sau khi ăn bữa tối.
I got a stomachache after eating dinner.
Biển bị ô nhiễm nặng do rác thải nhựa.
The sea is heavily polluted due to plastic waste.

Long explanation:

The Vietnamese verb 'bị' is often used to express the passive voice, similar to the English 'be' in passive sentences. It's often used to express negative incidents where the subject is affected by an action. Besides, 'bị' also conveys the meaning of being in an undesired or unfortunate situation.

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