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"Một cái kéo"

Translation:A pair of scissors

January 26, 2017


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Một sounds more like mon in this sentence

January 26, 2017


You know, I'm beginning to think that this may be a Northern accent thing. I speak with a Southern dialect, and it seems to be a reoccurring issue in the comments. Ever listen to Vietnamese songs or even your parents sing karaoke (totally my mom)? You know how Canadians, Americans, Britains, and Australians speak with different accents but they sorta sing with the same accent? I really think "một" is pronounced like that because that's how the Northerners say it. Just a guess though! Figured I could give my opinion/observation haha!

May 13, 2017


I think that's a good theory, however I live in Hanoi and they don't say 'một' like "mộn" - I think it's a problem with the audio for this sentence

May 14, 2017


I read in a different comment section, that the speaker most likely comes from the Northern side of Vietnam (Even more in the north than Ha Noi and that this is the reason for his accent.)

May 26, 2017


It is indeed in songs and it is spoken that way in the norht.

August 19, 2018


I was thinking cái sounded different than it usually does.

February 20, 2017


I think "cái" sounds just fine. Could be the quality of the audio or that we all have different sensitivities to how something sounds?

May 13, 2017


Nghe giống môn hơn @@

August 21, 2017


The classifier for scissors is cây so why do we use Cái in this sentence

March 14, 2017


I didn't know "cây" is the classifier for scissors. My Vietnamese is so basic (Viet family, born and raised in Canada), so I use "cái" for so many things. I read somewhere that it's considered a generic classifier and that's why "cái" works in many cases.

May 13, 2017


Also why do they call it a pair? Do they mean two scissors?

May 11, 2017


In English, some singular things are considered a pair. "A pair of glasses" is a single object. "Ten pairs of pants" refers to ten objects.

May 13, 2017


tôi là người việt nam

October 27, 2017
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