"Tôi một người bạn Phần Lan."

Translation:I have a Finnish friend.

July 13, 2016

12 Comments


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

Can "bạn" and "người" be switched here?

July 13, 2016

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

It would still be understood but grammatically it has to be "người + bạn".

Edited*

July 13, 2016

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

Based on what you said, that means the given answer is grammatically wrong right?

July 13, 2016

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

The given answer is still correct. "một người bạn Phần Lan" is literally as "a Finnish friend" while "một bạn người Phần Lan" can be interpreted as "a friend who is Finnish". Not much difference.

July 14, 2016

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

Oops I've edited it, I meant "người bạn (insert nationality)". Người bạn can be interpreted as "friend" so simply adding a tag onto the end of it will specify what type of friend or where they're from. For example "người bạn Pháp" = French friend, or "người bạn tốt" = a good friend. Using the inverted structure would result in a subtly different emphasis (on the actual descriptor of your friend).

July 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Peter536150

This is spoken much too fast!

June 23, 2018

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

You'll have to get used to that in real conversations.

September 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Peter536150

Maybe, but I am still learning. Too fast for a beginner.

September 22, 2018

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

This actually is slow for me. But I go to Crown Five before moving on, and have much listening practice.

September 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Peter536150

It is now 3 months later and it does not sound so fast anymore :-)

September 28, 2018

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

I've had sentences where I had to listen to them with my eyes closed for a dozen or more times. Takes awhile to rewire my melon.

September 28, 2018

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

His name is Flipper.

September 30, 2018
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