So, does this mean that áo dài means long shirt? I guess that makes sense considering the outfit.
We use áo to describe things that cover the upper body, so shirt, blouse, dress are all áo. So I would say áo dài = long dress.
so áo can mean shirt/dress and đầm means dress only.
đầm comes from the word dame, which means lady in french. Áo đầm means western-style/french lady dress. So yes, it's dress only.
how come there isnt a "cai" in front of "ao" and "vay"? is it because there is not a number being included in this above example?