good lord that was another very difficult listening! i didnt hear mot at all :(
"I no am man" is the literal translation. They use "không" to negate every verb, so "I no drink," "I no eat," etc. They use that for Asian people trying to speak English in movies all the time.
Compared to other languages I've seen (mainly Turkish), this structure actually almost matches English's structure in some ways.
"Người Nam", because in Vietnam has 3 domains: North, South and Central. People in the south of Vietnam everybody call
In this sentence, using the word ”người nam" is not popular in Vietnam. You can use: ”người đàn ông ", " người con trai".
Didn't they say in the notes that không phải is not used with the verb "to be" followed by an object?
Just click on the light bulb button next to the start button for the skill. By the way, elsenorvictor has it backwards: " không phải la" is specifically for negating the verb "to be". "không" is used for other verbs. https://www.duolingo.com/skill/vi/Negation/tips-and-notes
If you don't see the light bulb next to the Start Lesson button, then try it on a computer. I only see it on my laptop in Vietnamese. In French and Spanish I can see on my iPhone. The tips are very helpful to understand the point of the grammar that we are learning. Otherwise, it's trial and error.
You can use the browser on your phone to access the computer version, just don’t click on the button to go back to the app. If you have the app, they assume that is where you want to be.
That's with adjectives.
I am handome: Tôi dep I am Spanish (lit. I am a person spanish): Tôi là nguoi Tai Ba Nha