35 – Nouns – putting it all together


Now that you know how to use Vietnamese nouns, let’s put it all together. Here’s the structure:

quantity + classifier + noun + adjective + của + owner

If you need a review, re-read lesson 32 (adjectives and characteristics), lesson 33 (possession – của), and lesson 34 (classifier). Guess what the following phrase is about:

một chiếc áo khoác màu đỏ của cô bé
1 classifier coat red of the little girl
hai bạn hay ghen
2 girl friend often jealous

In a sentence or question, all the structures above go together with the noun: subject (noun) + verb + object (noun)

Ba tòa biệt thự hồ Tây của bác giá bao nhiêu tiền?
3 classifier mansion in West Lake of you price how much money?
Mỗi tòa biệt thự đó giá một triệu đô
Each (classifier) mansion that price 1 million dollar

What is the price of your 3 mansions in the West Lake (neighborhood)? Each of those mansion is a million dollar.

About the photo above: It was taken from Intercontinental Hotel by the West Lake (hồ Tây) in Hanoi by Asicamera on Flickr. The West Lake neighborhood is an affluent area, much like Beverly Hills in Los Angeles or Park Ave in New York City. Its counterpart in thành phố Hồ Chí Minh is Phú Mỹ Hưng (and some of you may have known 🙂

Question for you:

Trí tuệ của bạn giá bao nhiêu tiền?

Use the online dictionary Vdict.com if you need to look up some words.


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