" của tôi đang ăn trầu."

Translation:My grandmother is eating betel.

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/poltakxu
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I've always said "betel nut" rather than "betel" in English. Does just the single word "betel" sound odd for others?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JamesTWils
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That would certainly sound more usual to me. I also question whether one eats betel. Doesn't one just chew it like gum and then spit it out? I have always heard "she is chewing betel nut."

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/okorz001

I have no idea what betel is.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/canspeakonlyone

Betel is actually a leaf that grows on a vine. The areca nut is the nut!

3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Julestheman
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Agreed. "Chew" not "eat". Eating it would mean swallowing it.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CeeCeeSong

you don't actually eat betel, do you? we've always heard/read "chewing" betel nut. Isn't it something you chew and spit out the juice, like some people here chew "chew"? (A special type of tobacco)

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ethernal4

Betel is actually a betel leaf, a betel nut (from a different plant, a palm tree) and lime that you chew together.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ncolon20

Never heard of betel before

1 month ago
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