Classifiers are not always needed when you talk about chicken or fish as food or a type of meat. However, you need them to count the quantity of the real animals. For example:
Tôi ăn (thịt) gà - I eat chicken.
BUT: Tôi ăn một con gà - I eat a chicken.
Tôi muốn (mua) 2 kí ếch. - I want (to buy) 2 kilos of frogs.
BUT: Tôi muốn (mua) 2 con ếch. - I want (to buy) 2 frogs.
In everyday language apparently not, but in the notes for the Continuous (tense) lesson, where you learn to use 'đang', I see this:
"Note: Vietnamese language does distinguish between present tense (I eat -> habit, fact) and continuous tense (I am eating -> going on right now). So does this course."
is "hay" (or) in this case inclusive or exclusive? In other words, is the question asking if I would eat any of the two, or asking me to choose 1 between the two options? Or it's ambiguous?
What is the difference between using “hay” and using “hoặc”? I learnt hoặc before when learning Vietnamese on an app called Drops, and was wondering if there is a difference? Google suggests that “hay” is closer to “either” than to “or” but I’m not sure which to believe.
I’ll continue using “hay” for this course, but I hope someone can provide me a bit more insight into this. Thanks :-)