yêu

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See also: yểu and yếu

Vietnamese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (slang) iu

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

yêu (𢞅, )

  1. to love romantically
  2. (archaic or literary) to love non-romantically
    • 1697, Đại Việt sử ký toàn thư (Nội các quan bản version):
      Người bề tôi được vua yêu là Nguyễn Dư nói mình có phép cấm được sấm.
      Nguyễn Dữ, the subordinate that the king favoured/beloved by the king, declared that he had a way to stop the thunder.

Usage notes[edit]

  • yêu only means "to love romantically". However, it should not be surprising that one can easily find that it also means "to love non-romantically" in awkward translations from other languages.

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