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"You are the stone."

Translation:Bạn là đá.

May 6, 2016


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So cái is not a valid classifier for stones? I tried to include it, but the correction was bạn là cục đá - so is cục the classifier for stones? What else is classified with this word?

May 6, 2016


Yes, cục is used for things with the potential to be round (or at least the length is not too long compared to the width and height), unpolished, either solid or dense.

For example, chewing gum is not a cục, but a used chewing gum that you stick under people's desk can be considered as a cục. Brick is definitely a cục.

May 6, 2016



May 8, 2016


Why does it also suggest "hòn đá"? I thought maybe that was the classifier. I came back and used this one and it was also accepted.

July 17, 2016


'hòn' is a classifier for stones.

There is a famous poem by Hồ Chí Minh named 'Hòn đá' about the independence of the vietnamese people:

Hòn đá to, Hòn đá nặng, Chỉ một người, Nhắc không đặng.

Hòn đá nặng, Hòn đá bền, Chỉ ít người, Nhắc không lên.

Hòn đá to, Hòn đá nặng, Nhiều người nhắc, Nhắc lên đặng.

Biết đồng sức, Biết đồng lòng, Việc gì khó, Làm cũng xong.

Đánh Pháp, Nhật Giành tự do, Là việc khó, Là việc to.

Nếu chúng ta Biết đồng lòng Thì việc đó Quyết thành công.

December 2, 2016


So shouldn't it be marked as a new word?

May 10, 2017


Can I use "Anh" or "Cô", "Chị"... or other terms as the "you"?

May 10, 2016


Usually yes, but in this course they explicitly stated somewhere that they'd only accept the "usual" pronouns that they introduced, for now.

May 10, 2016


I am Vietnamese people...and I don't understand this word-"you are stone",please teach this to me.:p

August 24, 2016


The sentence also does not make sense in English. It's intended to help non Vietnamese speakers learn the alphabet/classifiers. Duolingo often gives strange sentences that stick in your head.

October 9, 2016


It makes perfect sense to me. Be immovable rock that sit in stream!

April 21, 2017


thank you very much!

October 12, 2016
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