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"Bố của tôi một chiếc bàn cổ."

Translation:My father has an ancient table.

July 22, 2016



Could this also be translated as "antique"? Ancient sounds kind of weird to me in this context.

July 22, 2016


I agree.

November 10, 2016


what's the difference between cổ and cũ ?

January 29, 2017


cổ is a Sino-Vietnamese word (chứ hán) whereas is not (chứ nôm). Sino-Vietnamese words are often perceived as fancier or more civilized. though they both mean "old", "ancient", my very own perception is that sthg is cổ when it is ancient, antique yet could be in good condition; has this feeling of old stuff, not so good in shape or second-handed.

December 8, 2017


From Chinese 古 ‘ancient, old‘

  • Mandarin: gǔ
  • Cantonese: gú
  • Hokkien: kó͘
October 20, 2016


Antique is the correct translation.

March 28, 2018
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