"Tôingườiănchay."

Translation:I am a vegetarian.

2 years ago

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Vortarulo
Vortarulo
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Interesting, the word chay is from Chinese 齋 (Mandarin: zhāi, Cantonese jāai, Middle Chinese ʈʂɛj, Old Chinese tsˤr[ə]j).

I wonder if the Thai word for 'vegetarian food', เจ [ʨeː] is also derived from this same word...

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pluckingstrings
pluckingstrings
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The translation suggestions say that "người ăn chay" can mean both "a vegetarian" and "a vegan;" is there some convenient way of telling the difference in Vietnamese?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mr.ChrisKing

My guess is that there isn't other than adding another statement. Telling a vietnamese you're vegetarian is something which makes sense to them as its part of the buddhist tradition. Trying to explain veganism and they look at you like you have a third eye. There are some restaurants in HCMC which do claim to be vegan but I haven't noticed if they call themselves anything different from the normal vegetarians

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/esgalerin
esgalerin
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Is this equivalent to saying "Tôi ăn chay.''?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Songve

It seems so since another lesson gave it that way. But let us not hold our breaths for a clarification on how to differentiate the use.

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DarinWard1

Duolingo is very inconsistent with their lessons it's annoying

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hillary602594

What's the difference between "tôi ăn chay" and "tôi là người ăn chay"??

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ccf-Uk_2018
Ccf-Uk_2018
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Not sure. Hopefully this will get answered :-)

4 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DamonNZ

I never thought I would type that sentence. I'll have to go eat a cow now.

1 year ago
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