ông

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See also: ong, Ong, ONG, ống, ổng, -ong, and -öng

Min Nan[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of ông – see (“king; monarch; champion; etc.”).
(This character, ông, is the Pe̍h-ōe-jī form of .)

Vietnamese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ông

  1. grandfather; grandpa
  2. Sir; Mr

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Pronoun[edit]

ông

  1. you, my grandfather
    Antonyms: cháu, con
  2. (familiar) you, an old man
    Antonyms: cháu, con
  3. (formal) you, a man about 40 or older
    Antonym: tôi
  4. (informal) you, a dude
    Antonym: tôi
  5. I/me, your grandfather
    Antonyms: cháu, con
  6. (familiar) I/me, an old man
    Antonyms: cháu, con
  7. (narratology) he/him, an admirable/lovable old or deceased man

Usage notes[edit]

  • For the narratological sense, frequently used to refer to renowned figures such as, for example, Albert Einstein or Alfred Nobel. Perhaps also neutrally fitting for infamous figures such as Adolf Hitler.

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ông

  1. (literary) Indicates stars

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