"Động vật"

Translation:The animal

May 8, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnCatDubh

From Chinese 動物 dòngwù/dòngwu (Cantonese dung6mat6, Hakka dung vud).

May 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Llingjing

yes sounds very similar

May 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IAmCalumBlack

I have noticed a lot of these kinds of similarities!

Bike = Vietnamese xe đạp = Cantonese 單車 daan1 ce1 (obviously reversed & the c makes the ts sound, so more like "tse dan").

Women = Vietnamese phụ nữ = Cantonese 婦女 fu5 neoi5 = Mandarin 妇女 fù nǚ.

South Africa = Vietnamese Nam Phi = Cantonese 南非 naam4 fei1 = Mandarin 南非 nǎn fēi.

I think it's pretty cool!

July 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RichieNguy1

Is this a northern thing? I'm used to hearing thứ vật

August 20, 2016
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