"The cat and the knife"

Translation:Con mèo và con dao

2 years ago

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/SuhailDege

Con dao? I thought con is only for animate objects

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sylvia_Nguyen

Someone else replied in another question saying that this is one of the irregular uses of "con". I guess we just have to accept it. However, my family and I say "cái dao" and we speak with a southern dialect. I'm guessing "con dao" is a Northerner thing?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/okorz001

Shouldn't it be "cái dao"?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sylvia_Nguyen

I've never heard of "con dao" before so I think it's something the North Vietnamese say. I say "cái dao" and I would report that if I were you.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CeeCeeSong

why is the classifier for knife for animals???

6 months ago
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