"Tôimuốnmộtcáiáolạnh."

Translation:I want a sweater.

2 years ago

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/MatthewHer846743

Isn't 'Áo lạnh' jacket or coat? There's no different word for sweater?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/eclairevoyant
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jacket or coat is áo khoác

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mmoaa
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Mandarin: mao(fur/fluffy)毛yi(shirt)衣 Cantonese:Lang(cold/chilly)冷 saam(shirt)衫

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnCatDubh
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From Chinese 冷 lěng (Cantonese laang5), ‘cold’

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TehVanarch

The standard Sino-Vietnamese reading has the ~ tone (lãnh). Lạnh was borrowed first.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SheTuti
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Why here are two classifier cái and áo necessary? Một cái=one piece only, like I want one?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/warsac

I love the fact that sweater is called 'cold shirt'. Nice to see a logical language.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Malcolm436411
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I thought perhaps "lạnh" was from the french "laine" making it a wool shirt.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Richard374600

Actually it comes from the word for cold so áo (shirt) lạnh (cold) is a shirt you wear for cooler temperatures, I read somewhere that lạnh would mostly come from its Sino-Vietnamese roots

1 week ago
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