"TôimộtngườibạnPhầnLan."

Translation:I have a Finnish friend.

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/letjustin

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

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TehVanarch

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

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2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/letjustin

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

2 years ago

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

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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).

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Peter536150

This is spoken much too fast!

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnLxoP
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You'll have to get used to that in real conversations.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Peter536150

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

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Songve

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

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Peter536150

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

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Songve

His name is Flipper.

3 months ago
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