tớ

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Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Vietnamese (tớ). See also tôi.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tớ (, , )

  1. (archaic, now largely a fossil word) a servant
    Synonym: tôi
    đầy tớa servant
    tôi tớservants
    chủ tớmaster and servant

Derived terms[edit]

Derived terms

Pronoun[edit]

tớ (, , )

  1. (familiar, chiefly Northern Vietnam) I; me

Usage notes[edit]

  • This term is used when speaking to a fairly younger person, or to a person of the same age as the speaker (especially their close friend), or affectionately to one's own spouse. It is considered more polite or less derogatory than tao. The second person singular counterpart is cậu.