chị

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Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (“elder sister”; SV: tỉ), from Proto-Vietic *ɟiːʔ.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

chị (, , )

  1. elder sister

Synonyms[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

chị (, , )

  1. you (used to address a married woman, or a slightly older woman)
  2. (familiar) I (used when speaking to a slightly younger person)
  3. (literary) she, her (used to address a married woman in her forties or younger)

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