họ

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Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (“family”; SV: hộ), from Old Chinese (door)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

họ (, 𢩜, 𣱆)

  1. (onomastics) family name; surname
    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
    anh họ
    your male first cousin whose parent's your parent's older sibling
    chị họ
    your female first cousin whose parent's your parent's older sibling
    em họ
    your first cousin whose parent's your parent's younger sibling
  3. (taxonomy) family

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Pronoun[edit]

họ

  1. (chiefly Northern Vietnam, Central Vietnam, refers to humans only) they; them

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Usage notes[edit]

  • họ ("they, them") is not commonly used in colloquial Southern Vietnamese; tụi nó, tụi đó, etc. are used instead.

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