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" của tôi đang ăn trầu."

Translation:My grandmother is eating betel.

January 26, 2017

9 Comments


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

I've always said "betel nut" rather than "betel" in English. Does just the single word "betel" sound odd for others?

January 26, 2017

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

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."

February 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/okorz001

I have no idea what betel is.

January 16, 2018

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

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

January 25, 2019

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

Agreed. "Chew" not "eat". Eating it would mean swallowing it.

January 13, 2018

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

September 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ethernal4

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

September 22, 2018

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

Never heard of betel before

December 23, 2018

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

what on earth is a betel

June 27, 2019
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