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"How many oceans are there?"

Translation:Có bao nhiêu đại dương?

May 11, 2016

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

I can never figure out where to put bao nhiêu. Sometimes it's at the end, sometimes at the beginning, sometimes in the middle. Gah.


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

... and why is 'mấy' not ok? There are - as far as I know - less than ten oceans on earth...


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

Có bao nhiêu đại dương kia...was incorrect, hmm I always confused about 'there' :(


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

Kia is a determiner.

(closer to further) Đây/Này = this/here Đó = that Kia = there Kía = there (further than kia)

Có is either "to have" or "there is/are" depending it's location in the sentence

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