"Các con "

Translation:The chickens

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Adam325754
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What's the difference between các and những? Are they interchangeable?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TranVanHaiNam
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"Các" and "những" are all plural indicators in Vietnamese. Actually they can't always replace each other in all contexts but we will let you use them interchangeable at first.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/moondoggy01
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Both words are plural indicators where các actually indicates that there is a set amount of things, whereas những would simply just refer to a multitude of something.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KaseyThach
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So is it kind of like các = many and nhung = much?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dd721411
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Both 'many' and 'much' mean 'nhiều', not 'những'.

See TranVanHaiNam's comment above about 'các' and 'những'. In most cases, 'các' and 'những' are interchangeable. For examples:

  • The houses are painted white. -> NHỮNG/CÁC ngôi nhà được sơn màu trắng.

  • We love our neighbor's kitties -> Chúng tôi yêu NHỮNG/CÁC con mèo nhà hàng xóm.

However:

  • Mom: Guys, come here and listen to me! -> Mẹ: CÁC con, đến đây và nghe mẹ bảo/nói! (You don't use NHỮNG in this case since it'd sound awkward).

  • People who commit crimes will be punished. -> NHỮNG ai phạm tội sẽ bị trừng phạt. (You don't use CÁC in this case since it'd sound awkward. You can even omit NHỮNG without changing the meaning of that sentence).

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kienphanme

I think it depends on what you are referring to, though I'm not totally sure on that.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/congtuyen07

We use "CÁC em vào lớp nào!", not use "NHỮNG em vào lớp nào!" to invite a group of people to do some thing. It is one of many circumstances that các & những can't interchangeable.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/thaolu2
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Same same

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TamNguyen602261

It sounds like he's saying the vietnamese word for cut

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sylvia_Nguyen

Yeah "các" and "cắt (cut)" sound really similar. Especially when it's an audio file we're trying to listen to and if one is not familiar with this accent.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yoshinguyen321

i thought that i was the only one

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ROBERT906546

The learning curve of Vietnameses is quite steep :) keep it up guys

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sebast1ans
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I'm sure "các" means "every".

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dd721411
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A big NO. How come "every chicken" = "chickens"? "Các" turns a singular noun into a plural one: con gà (chicken) -> "các/những" con gà (chickens) but "mỗi" con gà (every/each chicken).

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sebast1ans
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OK that's a good point ;)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/amvihoc

each != every (mỗi vs. mọi)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PoopHead24

I wrote cut the chicken because that's what i heard plus I'm Vietnamese and I know what I heard.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dd721411
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I'm also a native speaker. However, I don't hear "cắt" but "các".

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chaulanngo
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would "all these/those chickens" work?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dd721411
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Các/Những con gà này = these chickens

Các/Những con gà đó/ấy = those chickens

Tất cả gà or tất cả các/những con gà = all (the) chickens

: )

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tu.8zPhLD72zzoZN
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No, "all" is not indicated here. "these chickens" = "Các con gà này" and "those chickens" = "Các con gà dó".

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Alan818676

Does anyone know of a good Vietnamese keyboard?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WyattWutang

For Windows, UniKey 4.2 RC4 is a great Vietnamese keyboard Lightweight to load, free, works as soon as you install it.

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dd721411
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For PC (Windows, Linux, Mac) or for phones (Android, iPhone, Windows, etc)???

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dan553966
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Wouldn't "các con gà " be something like "the chickens" meaning (all) of the specific chickens we are talking about and "những con gà " be more like "chickens" meaning simply an indeterminate number of the fowl?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dd721411
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It's highly debatable whether "các" and "những" are used interchangeably. http://bit.ly/2jYxFfz (Links are in Vietnamese only, sorry :p). Being a native Vietnamese speaker, I would say that it is safe to use them interchangeably most of the time. However, there are cases that you must choose only one of the two words; and knowing the context helps a lot too.

As of your question, I would say that "(THE) chickens" can be translated as both "CÁC con gà" and "NHỮNG con gà" no matter whether the chickens are general or specific ones. It's really difficult to differentiate between the two meanings without context. :(

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SnowFoxGirl

I wrote the hens and it said I was wrong

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dd721411
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A hen is a female chicken, isn't it? So, "hen" = "gà mái", "rooster" = "gà trống" and "chicken" = "gà" (no gender specific).

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WendyNguye19

Or i forgot this was plurals

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hunter-Lyte

it won't accept "the hens"?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dd721411
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http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/hen

1 an adult female chicken -> gà MÁI

2 a fully grown female bird -> chim MÁI

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JNguyenJN
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Doesn't "các" mean to cut?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sylvia_Nguyen

"Cắt" means "cut". They sound really similar, but it's distinguishable if we were to hear it in person.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/phj634081

Why all word is chicken bee bite only? Compare another language lesson . vietnam lesson is terrible and like a comedy

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Alio.Laski
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This is the only "các con gà" in this lesson that's given me an error for putting "chickens" instead of "the chickens"

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hiwpthao07

The chickens

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Maibinh123

sao mình viết đúng nó lại báo sai là sao?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dd721411
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2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/_Canie_

Những con gà?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/thuhien6a

vui

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WendyNguye19

This makes no sense ; <

2 years ago
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