nổi

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See also: noi, nói, and nồi

Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Vietic *ɗoːs ‎(to float).

Verb[edit]

nổi

  1. to float; to overfloat
  2. to rise; to develop
  3. to swell; to swell out; to appear

Etymology 2[edit]

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (“be able to; capable”; SV: năng)

Verb[edit]

nổi

  1. be able to; to be capable of; to be in a position to