trời ơi

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Vietnamese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

trời(sky, heaven) +‎ ơi(hey)

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

trời ơi

  1. Oh my God! Good Lord!
  2. For God's sake(s)!

Usage notes[edit]

The first sense is an exclamation of surprise. The second use is always an expression of frustration, or some form of anger thereof.