Decoded Slug: Verbs 'nghe' + adjective

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Verbs 'nghe' + adjective

Verbs 'nghe' + adjective

Short explanation:

Used to express the judgement or impression about someone or something.


'nghe' + adjective


Tôi nghe nói anh ấy rất giỏi nghệ thuật.
I hear that he is very good at art.
Nghe có vẻ như cô ấy đang gặp rắc rối với công việc.
It sounds like she is having trouble with her job.
Nghe bảo quán cà phê này rất yên tĩnh và thoải mái.
I hear that this cafe is very quiet and comfortable.
Nghe hấp dẫn đấy nhưng tôi không chắc chắn liệu tôi có thể tham gia được hay không.
It sounds interesting but I'm not sure if I can participate.

Long explanation:

In Vietnamese, 'nghe' followed by an adjective is a common construction used to express a judgement or impression about someone or something, based on what the speaker has heard or perceived. The verb 'nghe', which in other contexts translates as 'to listen' or 'to hear', in this context it is used for indirect expression derived from hearsay.

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