họ

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (family, SV: hộ). Doublet of hộ.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

họ (, 𢩜, 𣱆)

  1. (onomastics) family name; surname
    Dân Đông Á dùng họ trước tên sau. Người Tây dùng tên trước họ sau.
    East Asians have their family names come first. Westerners do the opposite.
    Hai Bà Trưng họ gì?
    Họ Hai!
    What was the family name of the Two Ladies Trưng?
    Two!
  2. extended family
    Synonyms: tộc, gia tộc, dòng tộc, dòng họ
  3. (taxonomy) family

Derived terms[edit]

Derived terms

Adjective[edit]

họ

  1. (only in compounds) being a cousin
    anh/chị họa male/female cousin who can be traced back to an ancestor who is/was an elder sibling to yours
    em họa cousin who can be traced back to an ancestor who is/was a younger sibling to yours

Pronoun[edit]

họ

  1. they/them (used in formal situations or towards people whom the speaker feels neutral about)
    Synonym: bọn họ

See also[edit]

Derived terms[edit]