What does "record the sparrow" mean? Like on a camera?
No, according to Wiktionary: ghi âm (“to record (audio)”). So it seems the lady is recording the beautiful chirping of the sparrow... :)
why not "the woman records the bird"?
chim = bird
chim sẻ = sparrow.
Are sparrows the same as birds in English?
no, it's a kind of bird
Chim sẻ is, too ;)
The woman records sparrow