cái

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cái (Zhuyin ㄘㄞˊ)

  1. Pinyin transliteration of ,
  2. Pinyin transliteration of
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  5. Pinyin transliteration of ,
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Vietnamese[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (“one thing; classifier”; SV: )

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cái

  1. indicates inanimate noun
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Vietic *-keːʔ (woman; female); compare gái.

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Adjective[edit]

cái

  1. (species other than the human and the bird) female
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Prefix[edit]

cái

  1. (dialectal, Northern dialects) title affix to young girls' names
    Cái Bống là cái bống bang
    Khéo sảy khéo sàng cho mẹ nấu cơm
    Mẹ Bống đi chợ đường trơn
    Bống ra gánh đỡ chạy cơn mưa ròng.
    Oh, Little, Little Goby
    Be careful filterin' the rice, so that Mommy can cook it.
    Goby's Mommy has returned from the market on a slippy road
    Goby goes help her carry the pole, to [quickly] get away from the heavy rain.
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