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"Một quả bong bóng"

Translation:A balloon

June 27, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/p0ta_tha0

Bong bóng isn't an actual ball, it's this soapbubble-thingy


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

Bong bóng is awesome


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/qm1224

the classifier of balloon is "quả"


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

It can also be trái or just simply the generic cái.


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

It can't be "cái" for spherical things that has classifier is "quả". In some cases, "cái" before an object can indicate a different thing. For example: quả bóng = the ball
cái bóng = the shadow


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nick70706

I'm not trying to be funny or cute with this; I'm actually trying to learn...

...so "cái bóng của quả bóng" would be 'the shadow of the (spherical) balloon'?

What if the balloon isn't spherical? A clown tied it into the shape of a sword, or a pony?


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

I’d be interested to know the answer to this too

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