i just wanted to share that i love saying this word in vietnamese. as a kid, i definitely repeated it -- so instead of saying "con ong", a bee to me would be "con ong ong".
Why is "con" used?
Because a bee is an animal and con is a classifier/counting word used for animals.
I don't really get when to use mot and when not to... :(
Seems to me that you use that word when you want to say "a"