Sentences

hả / phải không

... right?

  • is equivalent to 'tag' questions 'isn't he? don't you? weren't they?' or simply 'right? correct?'

  • is placed at the end of a statement to form a tag question to seek confirmation

  • hả is used more often than phải không in spoken Southern dialect

  • Structure: { A statement + hả? / phải không? }

1

Cổ là bác sĩ hả?

She is a doctor, right?

2

Ảnh là bạn trai của em hả?

He is your boyfriend, right?

3

Em mới tới hả?

You've just arrived?

4

Em khỏi bệnh rồi hả?

You've already recovered (from illness)?

5

Hồi trước em sống ở Mỹ hả?

Last time, you lived in the US, right?

6

Em nghỉ làm ở công ty rồi hả?

You already quit working at the company?

 

NOTE:

All the above sentences use:

  • "Anh" as the 1st Person (I)

  • "Em" as the 2nd Person (You)

  • "Ảnh / Cổ" as the 3rd Person (He/She)

Please change to the appropriate pronoun according to whom you are talking to. Check out Personal Pronouns under Grammar if you're unsure.