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"However, my dad does not agree."

Translation:Tuy nhiên, bố của tôi không đồng ý.

September 9, 2016



Sorry, I haven't understood this...should "mặc dù...." be accepted here?


The correct translation for "however" in this case is actually "tuy vậy" and not "tuy nhiên". Rarely do we use the equivalent of "however" to start a sentence in Vietnamese, but when we do, it would mostly translate to "tuy vậy" because "tuy nhiên" can't be used to start a sentence, it's only used to connect two phrases together (if you want the sentence to be grammatically correct).

<pre> Example: </pre>

Our team sucks. However, if we have you, we'll win! = Đội chúng mình tệ. Tuy vậy, nếu chúng tôi có bạn, chúng ta sẽ thắng!

He's quite fast, however, he's still just 12, he couldn't outrun Mike = Nó rất nhanh, tuy nhiên (tuy vậy) nó chỉ mới 12 tuổi, nó không thể chạy thắng Mike.

In a way, "tuy vậy" present contradictions/oppositions, while "tuy nhiên" only present oppositions with an obvious/predictable outcome. In other word, "tuy nhiên" is a sub class of "tuy vậy" and can only be used in specific instance while "tuy vậy" can be used anywhere to present an opposition.


no. I don't know how to explain but it doesn't.


can't mặc dù and tuy nhiên be used interchangeably?

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