Hi everybody :) Do "Kia" and "Đó" mean the same thing "that"?
Kia là tôi was That is me. Why isn't it Kai la anh ấy, here?
Why is it not "he" as the correct predicate nominative, as in That is he.
A native speaker said to me that ấy is only used if your are calling attention to the person. Is that correct? Is "Đó là anh" sufficient/more correct?
No, absolutely not. What you mean is the vocative anh ơi and here it is the pronoun anh ấy=him
Super confusing with Kia and Đó, but i was told they are the same word and there are only a few exceptions.
why i type "that is him" is wrong ???
and the answer is That is him. sorry i don't understand why i wrong
Isn't "there he is" also a possible answer?
The word "there" describes a person, but it also implies a location. The word "that" describes only a person, so "that is him" is more proper in this case.
this and that = đây và đó
there and over there = đó và kia