"Con dao"

Translation:The knife

July 29, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cbmorrison13

Is "con" being used here as the classifier for knife? If so, why? It seems like cái or chiếc would be more appropriate

July 29, 2016

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

You can say "cái dao" but there are some nouns that just so happen to use "con" as its main classifier. Con dao (knife) is one and some others include con số (number) and con đường (path/road).

August 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/damo1089

ahh so cònfusing haha

April 4, 2017
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