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"Một con một cái ca"

Translation:A fish and a mug

June 2, 2016

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

A fish and a mug walk into a bar......

September 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yeah...notmuch

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March 10, 2018

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

một'n con cá và một'n cái ca ... lol

December 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/thaolu2

You very funny

January 4, 2018

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

Why does "Mot" sound like "muon" (late)?

June 2, 2016

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

It's a mistake of the speaker.

June 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/thaolu2

Maby

January 4, 2018

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

I thought con meant "the" and Một meant a?

July 25, 2016

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

"con" and "cái " are classifiers, and "một" is "one".

Con cá (classifier without number) = the fish

Một con cá = (classifier with number) 1 fish / a fish

Cái ca = the mug

Một cái ca = a mug / one mug

October 30, 2017

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

Could anyone explain the difference between con and cái?

August 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/thaolu2

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January 4, 2018

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

Why do I hear an "n" after not and before con? Does "t" change before a "C"?

November 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lili8497

Accent of North Vietnam...

June 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alio.Laski

Một'n indeed

April 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/liz800265

Môt

May 27, 2017

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

How are you supposed to hear the difference between cá and ca when speaking?

June 5, 2017

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

It's not something your ear is especially well-trained to hear if you don't speak a tonal language, but if you listen closely, you can hear that the pitch on swings upward whereas it doesn't on ca. The inflection actually changes the definition of the word.

June 6, 2017

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

I can barely hear the difference...

June 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndyMorril1

Is this a Vietnamese tongue twister?

July 12, 2018

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

What is the reason for the soft "n" after một?

Is this a mistake or is there a reason its modified?

August 21, 2018

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

It's a mistake

September 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/3bits

Is it a mistake or it's the Northern Vietnamese accent?

October 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rojok1

I have no idea why but my brain can't comprehend this.

October 3, 2018

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

Can you say/write "một ca và một ca" for a fish and a mug? Why do some words not need a classifier, like coffee in vietnamese? 29/7/19

July 29, 2019

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

In my experience, this can be complicated. In the example you provided, you are indicating a quantity. Anytime you indicate a quantity, its necessary in include the classifier.

July 29, 2019
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