những

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See also: nhung, nhúng, and nhưng

Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (“to continue; to be done repeatedly; many; still”; SV: nhưng). Compare nhưng.

Pronunciation[edit]

Determiner[edit]

những (, )

  1. Plural marker.
    tất cả những người khácall the others

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Derived terms

Usage notes[edit]

  • Những (“some; several [of the same category]”) has a slightly literary flavour, and is not used very often in colloquial speech, where mấy may be used instead.
  • Generally speaking, những suggests that only certain of the total possible number are referred to, as opposed to các, which implies that all of a given set of entities are involved.

Adverb[edit]

những

  1. (archaic) only; just (followed by a verb)

Derived terms[edit]

Derived terms

Particle[edit]

những

  1. Emphasizes the quantity of noun: as many as; as much as
    Bài kiểm tra rồi tớ được những tám điểm đấy!
    I got an EIGHT on the last exam!
  2. (colloquial) Emphasizes the abundance and uncountability of something: nothing but
    những hoa là hoanothing but flowers