"Bạn một con rắn?"

Translation:You have a snake?

2 years ago

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/nguyenthaman
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phải là do you have a snake chứ ?right

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Moon_XO
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Yes, so you can click to the report a problem to announce to the contributors ;)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nguyenthaman
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:D

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vngdhuyen
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I tend to say no. without "không" at the end of the question, it sounds more like an exclamation rather than a plain yes/no question. "what? you have a snake?!" vs "do you have a snake?"

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Alkimeer
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The pronunciation of the noun 'rắn' sounds like 'sắn'. Is tit suppose do be that way? Dialects from North and South Vietnam?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sterramis
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the r sounds like z in the North (similar to this audio). Whereas in the South, it sounds more like an r.

Northern r:

http://forvo.com/word/con%C2%A0r%E1%BA%AFn/#vi

Southern r. This is "rán" (not the same word), but you can tell the difference.

http://forvo.com/word/r%C3%A1n/#vi

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FrederickEason
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How are you supposed to know this is a question and not a statement when the last word has a rising tone either way?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sterramis
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Normally, you can tell by the intonation and the scenario of the text. However it might be slightly difficult to tell in this case as there's only one sentence. Both answers in statement or question form are accepted in this example.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/marknahornick

Shouldn't there be a không at the end to make it into a question?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sterramis
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The below sentences can be understood as questions. In this course we will be focusing on using 2-3 methods of phrasing a question to simplify the grammar.

Bạn có một con rắn? (Short form, with intonation or in specific scenario)

Bạn có một con rắn phải không? (You have a snake, right?)

Bạn có một con rắn đúng không? (You have a snake, right?)

Bạn có một con rắn à? (You have a snake, yea?)

Bạn có một con rắn hả? (You have a snake, huh?)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vngdhuyen
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I don't totally agree with you. when there's no không or other question markers like those you mentioned, it is still a question but the speaker would sound more like someone in disbelief: "what, you have a snake!?"

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/namlongqn

Yes, You already understand Vietnamese.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/namlongqn

Rắn is an animal.
Rắn # rán, ran, ràn, rạn

You should not change letter R by another letter, it makes other meaning.

2 months ago
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