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"Khi tôi nhìn vào anh ấy, tôi thấy tương lai của mình."

Translation:When I look at him, I see my future.

February 8, 2017



Since I've never seen a sentence use minh with more than one pronoun before, how can one tell that minh is referring to me and not him here?


I came here to ask the same question. Have a few lingots.


Nhìn vào. Can I omit vào here?


My question too. Why the 'vào'? That is usually associated with time, now it's part of 'look at'.


Cute! However, I interpreted the sentence as "... I see our future". I grew up speaking Vietnamese but it's really shakey. I always thought of "mình" as "we" or "us". I do recall learning in earlier lessons that "của mình" is reflexive. So I do understand why it would be "I see my future". But then, how would you say "When I see him, I see our future"?


Could a native speaker please answer the question about why vao is present in this sentence? Also, why is minh used when there are two subjects to express potential possesion here? Thank you kindly.


I'm not a native speaker and can't answer your question about vào, but I can tell you there is only subject in this sentence, tôi, so that has to be what mình is referring to.

In case you might find this helpful, "tôi" is the person doing the action of this sentence, which makes that person the subject. "Anh ấy" is the person receiving the action, which makes him the object of the sentence, not the subject.


Thanks for the reply.

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