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Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese, from ("paternal uncle")

Noun[edit]

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  1. any uncle or aunt older than one's father or mother
  2. used to address a person who is (presumably) a little older than one's parents
  3. (informal, colloquial) used to address a person who is a little older than one, which could be replaced by anh ("brother") or chị ("sister"), usually in order that their children can learn how to address that person.

Pronoun[edit]

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  1. you (older person, respectful)
  2. I (older person, deserving of respect)

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

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  1. to scramble (eggs, etc.)
  2. to reject, to dismiss, to refute, to turn down