"When does he read the newspaper?"

Translation:Anh ấy đọc tờ báo khi nào?

May 14, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RosemaryBe726943

The instructions given here say that "khi nao" can be used at the beginning or end of the sentence. Why is is incorrect when doing the course work when I use it at the beginning of the sentence?

April 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KevinN45837

Can "khi nào" be placed at the beginning of the sentence?

April 2, 2019

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

Cuốn tờ báo was not accepted. Is tờ a classifier for báo, so that cuốn becomes redundant?

May 14, 2016

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

Exactly.

Tờ = a piece. So tờ giấy = a piece of paper.
Tờ báo = a piece of newspaper.

You can't say a piece of magazine, so at this point cuốn comes into play. In a small restaurant you would have a tờ menu (just a piece of paper), but in a five-star restaurant you would have a cuốn menu (a whole book).

May 14, 2016
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