giờ

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See also: gió, giò, giỗ, and gi'o

Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (“time, season; hour”; SV: thì). Compare also Central Vietnamese chừ. See also Chinese , Japanese (ji) and Korean (si) which have similar dual functions for both time and duration.

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Noun[edit]

giờ (𣇞, 𣉹, 𬁊, 𬁐)

  1. unit for specifying a point in time in terms of hours
    bốn giờ (đúng)
    four (o'clock)
    bốn giờ năm (phút)
    five past four
    bốn giờ kém năm (phút)
    five to four
    bốn (giờ) rưỡi
    half past four
    Mấy giờ ông đi?
    4 giờ chiều.
    What time will you go?
    4 PM.
  2. (historical) one of the twelve two-hour periods in a day in the traditional time system, denoted by the twelve earthly branches
    giờ Tí
    from 11 PM to 1 AM
    (literally, “the Rat hours”)
  3. (formal) Synonym of tiếng (hour)
    giờ (đồng hồ)
    hour(s)
    Hãy hoàn thành nhiệm vụ này trong vòng 4 giờ.
    Complete this task within 4 hours.
  4. Short for bây giờ (now).
    Giờ mình đi đâu?
    Where are we going now?

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