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"I am a refrigerator."

Translation:Tôi là một cái tủ lạnh.

January 31, 2017

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

We should start a kind of competition. Who can use the most of these sentences in real life.


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

When you are removing heat from a hot potato by virtue of the laws of thermodynamics, you are technically refrigerating the potato. I guess that's when you could yell out this sentence!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eric400471

So you are an engineer too?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mu6OVm

You buy an expensive fancy and overcomplicated refrigerator. When you plug in, a childish robotic voice comes from within: "Hello sir. I am a refrigerator. Please take a seat while I explain all my awesome features".

Or you visit a kitchen expo and you find a furniture that looks like a bookshelve, but it is a refrigerator with space to put books. A sign says "I am a refrigerator" to surprise and amuse you.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Thomas457134

good point as I tend to remember the funny sentences too


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Thomas457134

Same question if you use một why do you need cái? We either use a or the but not both.


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

Hmm, then I guess the most appropriate translation would be "I am one refrigerator". It depends on context as always, but "một cái" does imply "one".

  • "Một cái" = "one (thing/item)"
  • "Hai cái" = "two (things/items)"
  • "Ba cái" = "three (things/items)"

Anyway, for this sentence, you don't really need "cái". I hope this helps?

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