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Translation:Tôi chỉ đọc những cuốn sách phổ biến.

November 20, 2016

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

What is the difference between the classifiers "cuốn" and "quyển"?

November 20, 2016

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

Cuốn is an earlier borrowing of the same Chinese loan-word (卷) and is more popularly used by Southern Vietnamese speakers. There is a difference though and it lies in the fact that you can use cuốn for rolls of food. e.g. A rice paper roll = Gỏi cuốn/Nem cuốn/Bánh tráng cuốn. You would never use quyển with that.

November 20, 2016
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