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"Are you French?"

Translation:Bạn là người Pháp?

October 6, 2016

9 Comments


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

Is this missing a question indicator like "không?" The answer given is how a I would respond to the question "bạn là người nước ngoài"


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

You can add 'không' if it is like "Bạn có (có phải) là người Pháp không?'. The sentence is correct if it's used in casual dialogues, as it translates more literally to 'You are French?' than the other one


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

But I answered Bạn là Người Pháp không and it marked the sentence wrong


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

should accept không


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

"là" is kind of an exception. the negative form of "là" is "không phải (là)" and its interrogative form is one of the following structures:

  • có phải X là Y không?
  • X có phải là Y không?
  • X là Y, phải không/đúng không/à/hả/ư?

roughly translated as

  • is it true that X is Y?
  • as for X, is it true that it is Y?
  • X is Y, isn't it/right?

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Steve804244

Another guessing game. The answer is a statement "Bạn là người Pháp" with a ? added at the end. We should guess that using the question form we have learned for Vietnamese sentences will be marked incorrect.

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