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"Việc kinh doanh của ấy không tốt."

Translation:Her business is not good.

September 6, 2017



It sounds like he is saying "Viện kinh doanh"

March 13, 2018


In some spoken sentences you may hear an extra sound at the end of a word. For example, an "n" sound may be heard with word "một" and you may hear it as "mộn".

This has been bugging me for years as to why. I first heard it in songs, that are usually in the Northern dialect.

It is not a mistake. Today, some native speakers told me it is termed, "luyến láy". I did a Google translate on it that revealed "leaf attachment" but my friends said it is more like "rhythm" in English as they understand it.

If there is a consensus on this, and Duolingo accepts it, I suggest it be added to one of the earliest Tips and Notes to prepare students, rather than have them baffled through the whole course.

Vietnamese is a tonal language. Rhythmic too. I love it.

August 9, 2019
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