anh trai

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Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

anh (elder brother) +‎ trai (male)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(classifier người) anh trai

  1. (chiefly literary) Synonym of anh (elder brother)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Unlike em (younger sibling) which is gender neutral, anh and chị (elder sister) are gender-specific. This expression is therefore redundant by nature, but it can be used for acoustic or literary eloquence because it is disyllabic.

Pronoun[edit]

anh trai

  1. (rather childish) Synonym of anh (you, that brother over there who I'm assuming is a little older than me)

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