17 – in order to – để

Standard

Để means “to”, “in order to”. It is used to show the purpose of an action.

subject + verb + để + verb

Tôi học tiếng Việt để nói chuyện với người yêu
I study Vietnamese to talk to my love

người yêu means person I love (ie. boyfriend or girlfriend) but it’s gender-neutral like spouse (vs. husband & wife)

Dùng để means “to be used for (the purpose of)”:

object + dùng để + verb (purpose)

Máy tính dùng để làm việc giải trí
Computer is used for work and entertainment
Giấy dùng để viết vẽ
Paper is used for writing and drawing

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