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Pronoun "anh ta" in Vietnamese for "him; he"

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While browsing in a dictionary, I stumbled upon the pronoun "anh ta" which means "him" or "he", as in:
"Tôi biết anh ta" : "I know him".

Is it widely used in Vietnamese or more specific to a region? Is it more colloquial or more formal than anh ấy?

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Base language: English
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    SORRY, SOME MISTAKES ABOVE
    In fact, we Vietnamese never use these pronouns in speaking! (but you can see many of them in Vietnamese films because Vietnamese films does not reflects the reality)
    "anh ta" or "cô ta" is less formal than "anh ấy" or "cô ấy". But all of them are used in writing or formal occasions only.

    If you want to use "he", "she" in Vietnamese, just add “đấy" (that +N) right after the noun or just repeat the name or just use the noun only.

    1. PUTTING "
    e.g. A: Lisa đẹp thật.
    B: Con đấy là ai? (Who's that girl? = Who is she). CON means GIRL informally.

    2. REPEAT THE NAME
    e.g. A: David Beckham đá bóng hay thật.
    B: David Beckham là ai? (Who's David Beckham? = Who is he?)

    3. USING THE NOUN ONLY
    e.g. Johnson là bác sĩ giỏi. Ông đã giúp nhiều người (Ông = old man but here the sentence is: He/The old man helps many people)

    "Anh ta" is similar with " anh ấy". it depends the person who uses it.

    In fact, we Vietnamese never use these pronouns in speaking! (but you can see many of them in Vietnamese films because Vietnamese films does not reflects the reality)
    "anh ta" or "cô ta" is less formal than "anh ấy" or "cô ấy". But all of them are used in writing or formal occasions only.

    If you want to use "he", "she" in Vietnamese, just add “đấy" (that +N) right in front of the noun or just repeat the noun.

    e.g. A: David Beckham đá bóng hay thật.
    B: David Beckham là ai? (Who's David Beckham? = Who is he?)

    e.g. A: Lisa đẹp thật.

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