chị gái

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See also: chigai

Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

chị (elder sister) +‎ gái (female)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(classifier người) chị gái

  1. (chiefly literary) Synonym of chị (elder sister)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Unlike em (younger sibling) which is gender neutral, chị (elder sister) and anh (elder brother) 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]

chị gái

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

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