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See also: may, May, mAy, maý, mày, mấy, mây, and mãy



Originally a verb meaning "to move, to touch". This meaning can still be seen in the t- reduplicative táy máy and the -âp reduplicative mấp máy, as well as some compounds like mó máy.



(classifier cái, cỗ) máy (𢵯, 𣛠)

  1. machine
  2. engine
  3. internal combustion engine
  4. (colloquial) phone, mobile phone
    nhấc máyto pick up the phone

Usage notes[edit]

  • The classifier cỗ (< a set of dishes in a feast) seems to be mostly used in translation and the phrase cỗ máy appears to be quite lexicalized to the extent that its usage resembles that of a compound.

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