And if I'm not mistaken, it's pronounced /ʐ/ in Southern dialects, correct?
Why do you need "the", I'm a native Vietnamese speaker and Mods should change the answers because this language is like the language in the school, to complicate. Damn it.
Try removing the definite article "the" and see if the phrase makes any sense to you? By the way, kids don't swear! Please ask questions politely!
Bạn thử bỏ mạo từ xác định "the" và xem cụm từ này có nghĩa phù hợp không? Ngoài ra, trẻ em không nên nói tục và khi đặt câu hỏi thì phải lịch sự một chút!
It is not really a phrase/complete sentence though, which makes it hard to know what is expected.
The audio doesn't have any discernible difference between the words "ca" and "cá". I thought the latter was supposed to be rising in tone? But it's certainly not audible.