"Tôi dùng hai đô la để mua một cái bánh."

Translation:I use two dollars to buy a cake.

May 26, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BossaNova1423

Đô la is dollar? Who could've guessed?


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

Yes. You can see the hint.


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

I think he was just being sarcastic haha


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

That's what you thought, not what I thought ;)


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

That's a cheap cake.


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

bánh is any sweet, salty, or savory food prepared from flour (especially rice flour) or pressed grains (such as glutinous rice) and cooked by steaming, baking, frying, deep-frying, or boiling: a pastry, cake, bread, bun, dumpling, noodle, wafer, or pudding.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MalachyKin1

(Not language related, feel free to ignore) Are French pastries a thing in Vietnam? Has French colonialism influenced Vietnamese cuisine?


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

well yeah, to some extent. the VNmese infamous bánh mì, which uses a 1-foot baguette and pâté, might be the first dish we think of when talking about French influences in culinary. I would then think of pa tê sô, loanword from the French pâté chaud, a meat-filled puff pastry, and bánh bông lan, a sponge cake.


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

Để not needed here?


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

in casual speech, no it wouldn't be necessary.

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