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"Bạn muốn ngồi không?"

Translation:Do you want to sit?

May 11, 2016

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

Is it really okay to just add "không?" at the end to make it a question?

I thought a question had to be either "Bạn có muốn ngồi không?" or "Bạn muốn ngồi, phải không?"

May 13, 2016

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

Not sure if this would help, but I think of them as "word pairs". So we've seen the "... có... không?" phrasing before. You can simply ask "Có không?" (Does it?) if the context of the question was already understood. The phrase "... muốn... không?" can be simplified to "Muốn khống?" (Want it? Want to?). Again, that only works if the context was understood. Hope that helps?

July 14, 2017

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

From what I remember, the "có" is optional.

October 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BossaNova1423

Why is "you don't want to sit?" not correct?

May 11, 2016

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

The location of không is important. If it comes before the verb (muốn), then it's a negative. Here, it's just a question.

May 11, 2016

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

Is it me or does the speaker not say the i in ngồi. Sounds like just ngồ.

April 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/phamthuthu5

Do you want to sit

June 21, 2017

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

Vietnamese people say this so often! Why do they always want you to sit down even when it is not convenient? haha

July 9, 2018

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

Tưởng là sitdow

September 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LuBichNgoc1

Sie wollen nicht sitzen.

February 28, 2017

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

Is this an expression? In other words, is it like us (English speakers) saying "(Please) have a seat."??? Or is it an actual question?

March 8, 2019
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