mày

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See also: may, May, máy, mây, mấy, mầy, and mẩy

Vietnamese[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (“eyebrows”; SV: mi); compare mi ‎(eyelashes)

Noun[edit]

mày ‎(, 𣭒, 𣮮)

  1. eyebrows
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Vietic *miː, from Proto-Mon-Khmer *miiʔ

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Pronoun[edit]

mày ‎(, 𠋥, 𡮠)

  1. (singular, informal, familiar or derogatory) you
Usage notes[edit]
  • Not used when speaking to an older person, unless they are not considered to be respected.
  • The first person reciprocal pronoun is tao.
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