Why do you need 'the' or 'a' before the word coffee in this example?
If you mean "cà" it is actually part of "Cà phê" meaning "coffee" not "cái"
Hope I understood your question!
I have the same question as above, and you didn't answer it. Why isn't the sentence just "A bee and coffee"?
A bee would be "một con ong".
What I think is wrong is "the coffee". I think you would need a classifier to say "the coffee", like "ly cà phê" (literally, "the cup of coffee")
when u use a classifer without number, it means "The"(particular)
This is a great name for a coffee shop that also serves honey.
Sounds like a hipster place.
Am I the only person who thinks that this is a strange phrase? Is it a the title of a Vietnamese children's book or something?
Welcome to Duolingo. This is the tip of the iceberg as far as "strange phrases" goes.
firstly this is a free resource
secondly we are being taught vocabulary
thirdly if you ever studied French do you remember "la plume de ma tante" equally strange "my aunt's pen"
I think it might be to make sure you actually know the sentence
This app is fun
Why "ca phé" doesn't need an article "cái, môt..." To be determined?
Liking this app, yeah the word selections is garbage...lol but im still learning a new language...lol
A single coffee.
This sounds like the name of a coffee shop lol
the audio is not working
I'm just going to assume that "Con" is a classifier for small animals but I might be wrong
You're on the right track but actually it is actually a classifier for any living animal (regardless of size). Furthermore a person can refer to them as "con" as well informally (BUT only when speaking to a person that is older than themselves).
bees and coffee should be marked as correct.
"The" is not essential
wow very funny and doesn't make sense at all