phải gió

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See also: phải giờ

Middle Vietnamese[edit]

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phải gió

  1. to catch a cold and faint

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

De Rhodes, Alexandre (1651), “phải gió”, Dictionarium Annamiticum Lusitanum et Latinum


Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Vietnamese phải gió, from phải +‎ gió.

Pronunciation[edit]

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phải gió

  1. to catch a cold and faint
    phải gió lăn ra đùng
    to catch a cold and faint with a thud
  2. (ironically) to suddenly fall victim to an unidentified illness

Usage notes[edit]

In Vietnamese folk medicine, it is thought that harmful wind can penetrate the body, leading to illness or death. This term is sometimes used ironically to emphasize the suddenness of an illness or death.

Interjection[edit]

phải gió

  1. (sometimes ironic) A curse word
    Phải gió nhà anh! Giấu cái mũ đâu rồi?
    Curse your house! Where did it hide my hat?

References[edit]

"phải gió" in Hồ Ngọc Đức, Free Vietnamese Dictionary Project (details)