In this lesson, let's learn some common sentence patterns in Vietnamese that native speakers use in daily conversation.
You can use these phrases to help you speak better and make your conversation sounds more natural.
So below are 5 common sentence patterns in Vietnamese. More phrases will be updated soon so stay tuned!
Hình như or hình như là means “to seem/look like”.
You can use it to talk about something that appears to be true but you are not sure of.
A: Ủa, cái này của ai?
Huh, whose is this?
B: Hình như là của Vân
Looks like (it) belongs to Vân
You can also say Ví dụ (như) or chẳng hạn (như), where the word như can be omitted.
They all have the same meaning of “let’s say …” or “for example …”. So you can use these phrases to give suggestions or possible examples of something.
Đó là lý do literally means “that’s the reason” or it simply translates to "that’s why".
You can also say Đó là lý do tại sao which means “that’s the reason why".
Or Ý mình là can be translated as “I mean …” or “what I mean is …”
You can also change the pronoun and say Ý của bạn là … meaning "What you mean is …”
A: Bạn không thích cái này hả?
You don’t like this one?
Không phải! Ý của mình là nó hơi mắc.
No! What I mean is it’s a bit expensive.
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