chài

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See also: chai, Chai, chái, chāi, chǎi, and chải

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

chài (Zhuyin ㄔㄞˋ)

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Vietnamese[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Vietic *ɟaːl (casting-net), borrowed from Sanskrit जाल (jāla, net; snare); cognate with Malay jala.

Noun[edit]

(classifier cái) chài

  1. a kind of fishing net
  2. (by extension) fishery with nets

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Interjection[edit]

chài

  1. (Internet slang) Eye dialect spelling of trời, representing Southern Vietnam Vietnamese.
    Chài! Ka zj zở wá zợ?
    Gosh! His voice is terrible!