ổng

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

Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contraction of ông + the demonstrative ấy (that) in the southern dialects, with the latter manifested as the hỏi tone after monosyllabification.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ổng

  1. (Southern Vietnam) he; him (older or respected man)
    • 2005, Nguyễn Ngọc Tư, "Dòng nhớ" (in Cánh đồng bất tận), Trẻ publishing house
      Đó là lúc "ổng", tức ba tôi chống cây gậy khật khừng lang thang xuống bến.
      That was when "he", my father, went wandering down the wharfs with his walking stick.

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