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"You are that goat."

Translation:Bạn là con dê kia.

May 3, 2016



My Vietnamese friends tell me "goat" is slang for "man seeking sex." Does anyone know if they are right or are they just messing with me?

May 17, 2016


Yep, "dê" can have the meaning of a pervert who seeks for sex and/or deliberately touches women, especially young girls. Well, women can be called "dê" if they do the same things to men or young boys. "dê" can also be a verb, an adjective and an adverb for that kind of action.

June 5, 2016


Oh, so this phenomena also happened in Vietnam, thanks I know now. In my country, Indonesia, we also call "bandot" = "old goat", for an old man who likes to seek young girls for sex.

May 12, 2018


I don't know about that, but if somebody asks you about 'em gái', that is what they are assuming you are.

May 18, 2016


Oh you very humous

June 2, 2018


You are very homour

June 3, 2018


Yes, your friend told you the truth. This example is weird.

July 1, 2019


why is it kia and not nay?

February 5, 2019


Good question it's nay for the same type of sentence with chicken?

March 14, 2019


How do I know if kia comes before or after the noun? I swear I've seen it both ways.

March 16, 2019


In Vietnam, kia and đó are stand for that, này is stand for this. Này is used for the thing near/close to you.

May 28, 2019


I am having trouble understanding the classifiers. I know Con was one but how does it change when attached with de? Are there several of these classifiers?

May 3, 2016


As I understand it, 'con' connotes an animal. And 'de' is the word for goat. Persuming kia is another term for 'that'.

May 7, 2016


Yes, kia and đó basically mean 'that'. I have heard đó described as "far from speaker but close to listener" while kia is "far from both listener and speaker". But they are generally used interchagably regardless of where the object is.

Teachmespan, I would recommend doing the exercise on classifiers if you haven't yet. It goes through the most common ones.

May 17, 2016


sounds more like a metaphor. I would say it like, "You, are a goat!".

January 12, 2017



January 4, 2019

January 4, 2019
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