Possessive case in Vietnamese
Hello everyone! In this post, Tiếng Việt online will introduce to you about Possessive case in Vietnamese
Possessive adjective :
A possessive adjective expresses the possessive feature of a person or thing with the noun that comes after it. The possessive adjective depends on the owner, not the noun that comes after it. Therefore, whether behind a possessive adjective is a plural or singular noun, it has only one form. When expressing the ownership, we add “của” before the noun describing the owner.
Của anh/ chị
Của bạn /tớ/ mình/ cậu
Của cô/ dì/ chú/ bác/ ông/ bà
Của bố/ mẹ
Của em/ cháu
Đây là chỗ ngủ của con chó. (This is the dog’s sleeping place)
Possessive case :
Possessive case is a form of grammar structure that refers to the ownership of a person / thing to another person / thing. Possessive case indicates the ownership relationship between nouns.
For example :
Kia là chiếc ô của Jack (That is Jack’s umbrella)
Bố của Nam (Nam’s father)
Just like English, possessive case in Vietnamese is also used for people, countries, living things. For non-living things, we often omit the word “của”. We can still use the word “của”, but omitting it will make the sentence better.
For example :
Mái của ngôi nhà -> Mái nhà (Roof)
Những cái chân của cái bàn -> Những cái chân bàn (Table legs)
Above is: How to talk about the ownership in Vietnamese. It’s easy, right? Wish you all good study.
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