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"I am a refrigerator."

Translation:Tôi là một cái tủ lạnh.

January 31, 2017

5 Comments


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.

May 12, 2017

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!

October 30, 2017

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

good point as I tend to remember the funny sentences too

April 5, 2018

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.

April 5, 2018

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?

April 5, 2018
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