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"The child drinks the water."

Translation:Đứa trẻ uống nước.

April 22, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/adnejossing

Why is there no "cái" before "nước"?

April 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LanguageButcher

Good question. We do not use a classifier for uncountable nouns.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TranVanHaiNam

Because "cái" is not the classifier for "nước". In skill Classifiers 1 you will learn that most of nouns in Vietnamese can be classified by "cái". But "nước" is an exception.

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