nhau

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See also: nháu and nhàu

Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Vietnamese nhau, dau (each other). Compare also North Central Vietnamese rau.

Possibly arose from etymology 2 and replaced chắc as the reciprocal marker in the non-North Central dialects.

Adverb[edit]

nhau (, 𠑬, , , )

  1. each other, mutually, reciprocally, one another
    Synonym: chắc
    yêu nhauto love each other
    cùng nhauwith each other; together
  2. together

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Vietic *ʄaw (placenta).

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

nhau (𦣗, , )

  1. placenta, afterbirth