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  5. "Tôi ngồi trong ngôi nhà."

"Tôi ngồi trong ngôi nhà."

Translation:I sit in the house.

May 22, 2016


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Ngôi is a classifier for smaller buildings? (As opposed to tòa)

May 22, 2016


Yup, and it's also used for stars (ngôi sao).

May 23, 2016


@Raphael_Sybo. Yes!

February 22, 2017


Are ngồi and ngôi somehow related?

September 1, 2018


not the classifier, but a homonym of it literally means the throne of the emperor. "nối ngôi" means to inherit the throne and "lên ngôi" to become emperor. the throne itself is usually called "ngai vàng" (ngai is another pronunciation of ngôi).

nowadays, it is used figuratively to mean the title of the champion, the winner in a contest or sport.

September 13, 2018


How to differentiate trong and ở?

September 14, 2018


"ở" has a broader meaning than "trong". it can indicate at a place, in a place, on a place. "trong" is more restrictive, it only means inside a place.

September 14, 2018
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