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"Nhà báo đó đang đọc thư không?"

Translation:Is that journalist reading the letter?

March 16, 2017

6 Comments


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

Without classifier it can't be "the letter" but "a letter" or "letters".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/c.uniii

Duo. Shouldn't "Is the journalist reading that letter?" be correct? Duo makes it quite difficult to tell the differences.


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

Why can't reporter be used in place of journalist?


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

Reporter is "phóng viên", or the guy/girl making an interview on the TV. "Journalist" is "nhà báo", the one writing for a newspaper


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ficus-fraseri

Can someone explain the function of "có" to me? Thanks!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nick70706

With yes/no questions (is/not, or any binary choice questions) the có is placed at (just before) the part of the sentence where the choice comes in.

An example using English:

'Do you (có) like my car?' 'Can I (có) borrow your car?' 'Is that car (có) expensive?'

It starts as a declaration, có before the choice, then ends with không. There are other ways to ask these questions using ư, but this explains có as well as I'm capable.

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