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"She has a firefly."

Translation:Cô ấy có một con đom đóm.

May 28, 2016

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

I think it's safe to say that I will never forget the Vietnamese word for "firefly."


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

hahaha, words like đom đóm and đu đủ...I wonder if they choose these words with tongue in cheek. Cheers


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ford2004

Why is there con in this sentance


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

Con is the classifier for animals. When you say about a specific animal individual or count them, you need to use con. E.g: Tôi có một con cá (I have a fish); Một con đom đóm và một con ong (A firefly and a bee); etc.


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

the classifier 'con' I think is more than just animals. It is like for anything that moves. For example road, wave, river etc


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

I strongly agree with ibilinguist. My major complaint and the reason I don't stick with this program is there are so many uncommon words, like Ferris Wheel and Firefly. There are many words I need daily, and they rarely appear, while rarely used words are common.

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