"She is still okay."

Translation:Cô ấy vẫn ổn.

May 6, 2016



Why is adding là not right?

May 6, 2016


We don't have the same thing with "to be" in Vietnamese. In Vietnamese the sentence is perfectly OK with just "subject + adjective".

For example: "I am fine" means "Tôi khỏe" (Tôi = I, khỏe = fine).

Adding the translation of to be in Vietnamese sentences most of the time will make it weird and unnatural.

May 6, 2016


"Okay" is not who she is. It's a state she's in. Là is for who she is. In Spanish it also has the verbs Ser and Estar to distinguish those two things.

May 7, 2016
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