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Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): /ɣi˨˩/
  • (Huế) IPA(key): /ɣɪj˧˧/
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): /ɣɪj˨˩/

Pronoun[edit]

  1. what, whatever
  2. anything

Interjection[edit]

  1. An interrogative expression nearly equivalent to "What?"

Usage notes[edit]

The interrogative can be used for anything from its basic use of disbelief and surprise to frustration and fear, depending on context, tone and stress, just like the English interrogative "What?"