"The journalist uses the keyboard to write the newspaper."
Translation:Nhà báo dùng bàn phím để viết tờ báo.
There are muliple forms of to. When you say something like "i want to fly" you dont need a word for to because in vietnamese "to fly" is technically the whole verb and so if you are doing something you dont need it. Để is to in the sense of "to need to" or "in order to" so this one he is using the keyboard in order to write the paper or he is using the keyboard to right. If you are going to somewhere then to is đến. If it has to do with accord to or something like that then it is đói vói. Hope that helped. (Don't worry its more confusing when you learn different forms of "that")
I have two questions about this sentence (quasi three)... How does it translate LITERALLY? Because not understanding why you put the de/to in there, when it already has viet/TO WRITE. !!!!! Also, why does Journalist not need a "nguoi," but farmer does??? Makes absolutely no sense to me, but there must be some sort of an explanation. I can see why bac si/doctor doesn't use the nguoi, because that is a title in and of itself, like mom or dad, but i don't see where journalist would warrant that, and, if anything, entirely the other way around, because (especially in the old days) we often call people "Farmer Brown," a TITLE, like mom, dad or doctor, but we NEVER say "Journalist Nguyen" in that sense, so how does journalist rate/rank not having the "nguoi" in front of it????? These are the types of things that makes tieng Viet seem like the most arbitrary language on earth!!! I am hoping there is some explanation that makes it seem a little less so.
as I've just answered to Stewart, you need "để" when you can say "in order to".
for your 2nd interrogation, "nhà" is a classifier for experts, specialists in a particular domain.
- nhà báo: journalist
- nhà văn: writer
- nhà đầu tư: investor
- nhà toán học: mathematician
- nhà thiết kế: designer
- nhà triết học: philosopher
ps. nhà báo can be considered a title in VNmese. beside, you would usually say the whole name not just the family name, unless the person mentioned is famous enough to not be mixed with someone else.