"Five million and forty-four"

Translation:Năm triệu không trăm bốn mươi bốn

February 1, 2017



We need answers so as a beginner I will provide one since moderators do not seem to exist here any more. I will stand by it until or unless someone with more qualifications or more imaginative answer steps up.

The reason for "không trăm" and not "không nghìn" is a kind of short cut to show there are no thousands or hundreds in the the big number. Or millions if the number is in the billions.

April 27, 2018



And if it would be 5000200, then you would say "năm triệu không nghìn hai trăm hai" ?

September 15, 2018


But why no mention of the thousands if you are going to say there are no hundreds???

February 6, 2018


Everybody knows the answer, we just didn't tell you. Seriously, my SWAG is since you are saying there are no hundreds, you assume there are no thousands by default. I'm struggling to create my own rule to remember this and that's the best I can do at this time. Call it the "Songve Rule"...

April 27, 2018


Some explanations for this sentence would be nice. Why không trăm, but not không nghìn, and why isn't lẻ acceptable here?

March 19, 2018


Lẻ rule: number (1-9) + trăm +lẻ + (1-9)

Per Tips

April 27, 2018


With không trăm it is assumed there is no "thousands".

April 27, 2018


Is it mandatory to write "không trăm"? And if yes, is it only with "trăm"?

February 1, 2017


Here it is mandatory but my guess is you would be understood in the South. There are some words and sentence construction I've learned that native speakers from the South never heard of.

April 27, 2018


Confusing this one... So you basically have to say "Five million, no hundreds, forty four"?

January 21, 2018


And it implies no thousands as well.

April 27, 2018


So it's like 5,000,044n

April 17, 2019


When is it appropriate to write "không" inside of a number?

January 8, 2018


When there is a big number with no subsequent big numbers until the very end that is under one hundred. And it is used only for trăm. Songve Rule until something better comes along

April 27, 2018


Vietnamese is very different from English

September 1, 2018


It now accepts it without không trăm.

April 27, 2019


Why bon at the end and not tu as I understood four goes from bon to tu from 14 onwards

August 8, 2019
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