The Alternative Vietnamese Dictionary

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〈ả〉 pronunciation {{vi-ipa}}
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. (dialectal, Central dialects) elder sister
Synonyms: {{vi-l}}
pronoun: {{vi-pronoun}}
  1. (derogatory) she; her
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ái pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
verb: {{vi-verb}}
  1. (sinized, slang, humorous) to love
  • This usage is found strictly in the "Vietnamized" version ngộ ái nị 〈ngộ ái nị〉 of the Cantonese phrase 我愛你 〈wǒ ài nǐ〉
adjective: {{vi-adj}}
  1. (slang) homosexual; gay
Synonyms: {{vi-l}}; {{vi-l}}
interjection: {{vi-int}}
  1. (onomatopoeia) ow; ouch
Synonyms: {{vi-l}}; {{vi-l}}
a-lô etymology Borrowing from French allô/allo pronunciation {{vi-IPA}}
interjection: {{vi-int}}
  1. A greeting said when answering the telephone; hello
verb: {{vi-verb}}
  1. (colloquial) to call someone on a telephone
  2. (slang) to vomit
An Nam pronunciation {{vi-IPA}}
etymology 1 {{vi-etym-sino}}, officially 安南都護府 〈ān nán dōu hù fǔ〉
proper noun: {{vi-proper noun}}
  1. (history) , a former colonial province of China, now part of Vietnam's present-day Tonkin
descendants:
  • French: Annam
  • English: Annam
etymology 2 Borrowing from French Annam Alternative forms: An-nam
proper noun: {{vi-proper noun}}
  1. (informal, derogatory, offensive, history) , one of the French protectorate in Vietnam, locate in Central Vietnam
Synonyms: Trung Kì (formal)
An-nam etymology Borrowing from French Annam
proper noun: {{vi-proper noun}}
  1. (informal, derogatory, offensive, history, obsolete) obsolete spelling of An Nam
ảo 〈ảo〉 etymology {{vi-etym-sino}}, misreading of huyễn, probably due to being mistaken for 〈ǎo〉/〈ǎo〉 pronunciation {{vi-ipa}}
adjective: {{vi-adj}}
  1. (math) imaginary
  2. (computing) virtual
  3. (slang) cool (in appearance) Hình xăm đó nhìn ảo thật! That is one cool tattoo!
áo mưa etymology áo ‘piece of clothing covering the torso’ + mưa ‘rain’; sense 2 is probably a calque of English raincoat pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. raincoat
  2. (slang) condom
Synonyms: (condom) bao cao su
related terms:
  • mây mưa
âm pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
etymology 1 {{vi-etym-sino}}
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. sound
  2. (linguistics, phonetics, colloquial) phone, short for âm tố 〈âm tố〉 or ngữ âm 〈ngữ âm〉
  3. (linguistics, phonology, colloquial) phoneme, short for âm tố 〈âm tố〉 or âm vị 〈âm vị〉
  4. (linguistics, colloquial) syllable, short for âm tiết 〈âm tiết〉
Synonyms: âm thanh
etymology 2 {{vi-etym-sino}}
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. yin
adjective: {{vi-adj}}
  1. related to yin
  2. related to the feminine, of feminine characteristic
  3. related to or associated with the underworld, hell
âm thịnh dương suy 〈âm thịnh dương suy〉 etymology {{vi-etym-sino}} pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
adjective: {{vi-adj}}
  1. (informal, idiomatic, of a place) having more females than males lớp 〈lớp〉 này âm thịnh dương suy. There are more girls than boys in this class.
Ấn 〈Ấn〉 etymology {{vi-etym-sino}} pronunciation {{vi-IPA}}
adjective: {{vi-adj}}
  1. (colloquial) abbreviation of Ấn Độ
proper noun: {{vi-propn}}
  1. A given name
  2. (only in compounds) Indo-; India
Bác etymology alternative case form of bác, short for Bác Hồ 〈Bác Hồ〉, literally "Uncle" pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
pronoun: {{vi-pronoun}}
  1. (informal, only by Hồ Chí Minh) I; Me
  2. (informal, only to Hồ Chí Minh) You
  3. (informal, only to refer to Hồ Chí Minh) He; Him
Synonyms: Người 〈Người〉 (3)
bác pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
etymology 1 From Proto-Vietic *paːk. {{vi-etym-sino}}
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. (archaic) father
  2. paternal uncle, father's elder brother
  3. paternal aunt-in-law, father's elder brother's wife
  4. used to address a person who is (presumably) a little older than one's parent
  5. (informal, colloquial) used to address a person who is a little older than one, which could be replaced by anh ("brother") or chị ("sister"), usually in order that their children can learn how to address that person.
Synonyms:
pronoun: {{vi-pronoun}}
  1. you (older person, respectful)
  2. I (older person, deserving of respect)
etymology 2
verb: {{vi-verb}}
  1. to scramble (eggs, etc.)
etymology 3 {{vi-etym-sino}}
verb: {{vi-verb}}
  1. to reject, to dismiss, to refute, to turn down
Bác Hồ 〈Bác Hồ〉 etymology bác ("uncle") + Hồ, surname of pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
proper noun: {{vi-proper noun}}
  1. (colloquial) The most common nickname of
related terms:
  • Bác
  • Bác Tôn
bá đạo 〈bá đạo〉 etymology {{vi-etym-sino}} pronunciation {{vi-IPA}}
adjective: {{vi-adj}}
  1. (slang) very famous in regard to being very good at something "Chơi ghêm thì anh là bá đạo!" "I'm a damn good video game player!" (very few people could beat me)
bà già etymology ‘grandmother’ + già ‘old’ pronunciation {{vi-IPA}}
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. (informal or derogatory) old woman; old lady Nhìn gì hả bà già? What are you lookin' at, old woman?
  2. (informal or derogatory) old lady mother Bà già mày dạo này thế nào? How is your old lady, lately?
Synonyms: (derogatory) {{vi-l}}, (mother) {{vi-l}}; {{vi-l}}
antonyms:
  • {{vi-l}}
bài Ma-ghích etymology bài ("card, card game") + mispronunciation of English magic pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
proper noun: {{vi-proper noun}}
  1. (card game, colloquial)
bay pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
etymology 1 From Proto-Mon-Khmer *par
verb: {{vi-verb}}
  1. to fly travel through the air
  2. to flutter flap or wave quickly but irregularly
  3. to fly travel very fast
  4. to fade away
adverb: {{vi-adv}}
  1. with ease; in a fast-paced manner cãi bay to snap at each other
etymology 2
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. trowel
etymology 3
pronoun: {{vi-pronoun}}
  1. (condescending or very informal) you
Synonyms: {{vi-l}}
bắp 〈bắp〉 pronunciation {{vi-pron}} etymology {{rfe}}
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. muscle
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. (Soutern dialects) maize, corn
  2. (colloquial) popcorn
Synonyms: ngô (Northern dialects)
bê bò etymology ("B/b") + pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) B/b; an expression for making clear the difference between b and p, due to the fact that the phoneme /p/ does not exist as an onset consonant in Vietnamese native phonology; literally "'b' as in 'bò'"
related terms:
  • pê phở 〈pê phở〉, bê phở 〈bê phở〉
bi pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
etymology 1 {{vi-etym-sino}}
adjective: {{vi-adj}}
  1. tragic
etymology 2 Borrowing from French bille
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. (slang) ball sack
  2. (toy) marble
  3. (billiards, snooker) ball
bóng {{wikipedia}} pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. ball
  2. shadow
adjective: {{vi-adj}}
  1. shiny
  2. (slang, offensive) homosexual
{{attention}}
bồ 〈bồ〉 pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. (informal) date, love interest
  2. (informal) mate, pal, buddy
  3. bamboo basket
pronoun: {{vi-pronoun}}
  1. (informal) you (used to address a mate, pal)
Synonyms: bồ tèo 〈bồ tèo〉, gấu 〈gấu〉, gà bông
bụng dạ 〈bụng dạ〉 pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. (informal) digestive system
  2. heart
buôn dưa lê pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
verb: {{vi-verb}}
  1. (idiomatic, colloquial) to shoot the breeze; to chew the fat; literally "to sell pear melon"
bưởi 〈bưởi〉 etymology Proto-Vietic *paas pronunciation {{vi-IPA}}
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. a pomelo
  2. (anatomy, slang) a breast (of a woman)
bướm 〈bướm〉 etymology From Proto-Vietic *paːmʔ. Cognates including -Pong [*paːm³], Pong [pampaːm], [pəmpɨam³], mtq [pɨəm¹ pɨəm³], mtq [pɨəm³], mtq [bɨəm³], mtq Bi bươm bưởm 〈bươm bưởm〉 [pɨəm¹ pɨəm³] pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. (zoology) butterfly
  2. (slang, anatomy) vulva
Synonyms: {{vi-l}}
ca pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
etymology 1 {{rfe}}
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. mug (about 1/4 liter)
etymology 2 {{vi-etym-sino}}
verb: {{vi-verb}}
  1. to sing
  2. (colloquial) to praise
Synonyms: hát, ca ngợi 〈ca ngợi〉
etymology 3 From French cas.
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. (medical) case
  2. (change of workers) shift
etymology 4 Borrowing from French ka
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. {{Latn-def}}
etymology From Proto-Vietic *ʔa-kaːʔ, from Proto-Mon-Khmer *kaʔ pronunciation {{vi-IPA}}
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. fish
verb: {{vi-verb}}
  1. (informal) to bet
Ca-li etymology Short for Ca-li-phoóc-ni-a, from English California, pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
proper noun: {{vi-proper noun}}
  1. (colloquial) California
càng pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
adverb: {{vi-adv}}
  1. vi Bản nhạc càng nghe càng thấy hay. The song sounds better the more you listen to it. khó khăn càng nhiều, quyết tâm càng cao to be more determined the harder it gets
  2. all the more, all the less Có gió, lửa càng bốc to. With wind, fire rages all the more.
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. nipper, pincer
  2. large, strong hind leg of a locust, grasshopper, or cricket; jumping leg
  3. shaft one of the handles of a tool, or one of the poles between which an animal is harnessed to a vehicle càng xe bò oxcart shaft càng pháo limber tay càng của kìm cộng lực bolt cutter handles
  4. (slang) wing mirror (of a motorcycle)
cà vẹt 〈cà vẹt〉 etymology From French carte verte pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. (informal)
related terms:
  • giấy đăng ký mô tô, xe máy 〈giấy đăng ký mô tô, xe máy〉 ("motorbike registration certificate")
  • giấy đăng ký xe ô tô 〈giấy đăng ký xe ô tô〉 ("registration certificate for non-agricultural motor vehicle of four or more wheel", officially "motor vehicle registration certificate")
cặc 〈cặc〉 pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. (vulgar, slang) cock, prick, dick
related terms:
  • lồn
căn etymology {{vi-etym-sino}} pronunciation {{vi-IPA}}
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. (arithmetic) root
  2. (arithmetic, colloquial) square root
classifier: {{vi-cls}}
  1. (pathology) Indicates diseases, illnesses
  2. Indicates houses, rooms
căng-tin etymology From French cantine pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. canteen, cafeteria
  2. (colloquial) school snack bar
cây số 〈cây số〉 etymology {{rfe}} pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
noun: {{head}}
  1. a marker made of concrete, similar to a headstone, that marks each kilometer on a road
  2. (colloquial) kilometer/kilometre
    • Bạn tôi, performed by bạn 〈bạn〉 tôi sáng đạp xe hai mươi cây số My friend rides twenty kilometers on his bicycle
Synonyms: kilômét
chả 〈chả〉 pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
etymology 1 {{vi-etym-sino}}, misreading of trả 〈trả〉
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. grilled and chopped meat or seafood
etymology 2 {{rfe}}
adverb: {{vi-adv}}
  1. (informal) not Tau chả biết. I don't know.
Synonyms: không; chẳng 〈chẳng〉; đếch 〈đếch〉; đéo; cóc; 〈ứ〉
cha nội 〈cha nội〉 pronunciation {{vi-IPA}}
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. (informal) dude; man Làm gì thế cha nội? What the hell are you doing, man?
chém gió etymology chém (to slash) + gió (wind) pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
verb: {{vi-verb}}
  1. (slang) to brag, to boast, to lie to get pride and credit
chim pronunciation {{vi-IPA}}
  • {{homophone}}
etymology 1 From Proto-Vietic *-ciːm, from Proto-Mon-Khmer *ciim
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. (zoology) bird
etymology 2 Probably a calque of Chinese 〈niǎo〉/〈diǎo〉
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. (slang, anatomy) cock; dick
Alternative forms: trym (slang orthographic form), buồi 〈buồi〉, cặc 〈cặc〉, cậu nhỏ 〈cậu nhỏ〉, cu, dái, đèn dầu 〈đèn dầu〉, bướm 〈bướm〉
chùa pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. pagoda
adjective: {{vi-adj}}
  1. (colloquial, informal) free, uncharged
adverb: {{vi-adv}}
  1. (colloquial, informal) for free, without charge
related terms:
  • đền
  • miếu
{{attention}}
chúc cả nhà ngủ ngon 〈chúc cả nhà ngủ ngon〉 {{phrasebook}}
phrase: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) good night (to a group of people)
chúng mày etymology From chúng ("pluralising particle") and mày ("you"). pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
pronoun: {{vi-pos}}
  1. (informal) you (second-person plural)
chúng tao etymology From chúng ("pluralising particle") and tao ("I"). pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
pronoun: {{vi-pos}}
  1. (vulgar) we (excluding persons spoken to)
chuột 〈chuột〉 pronunciation {{vi-IPA}}
  • {{homophone}}
etymology 1 From Middle Vietnamese 𤝞 〈chù〉, from Proto-Vietic *k-ɟɔːt
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. a rat, a mouse or the like
  2. (anatomy, colloquial) biceps
  3. (electrical engineering, of a fluorescent light set) a starter
etymology 2 Calque of English mouse
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. (computing) mouse
chữ 〈chữ〉 etymology {{vi-etym-sino}} Cognate with mtq chữ 〈chữ〉. pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. alphabet, writing system, script chữ quốc ngữ Vietnamese alphabet (literally, "national language characters") chữ Hán Han characters; Chinese characters
  2. letter, character symbol in an alphabet chữ A the letter A viết chữ hoa to capitalize hình chữ thập a cross shape (which also happens to be a Chinese character, {{vi-l}})
  3. writing
  4. handwriting characteristic writing of a particular person chữ viết rất đẹp very beautiful handwriting chữ như gà bới chicken scratch illegible handwriting
  5. (informal) a syllable, especially written câu thơ bảy chữ a seven-syllable (seven-word) line in a poem
  6. (informal, by extension) a word (as each syllable is written as a separate word in Vietnamese) Dùng chữ chính xác.
  7. (informal) sinoxenic vocabulary sính dùng chữ to be fond of using Chinese terms/expressions
  8. (obsolete, literature) ancient words sách có chữ rằng the book says
  9. (obsolete) an old type of coin Một đồng một chữ cũng không có. to have not even one piastre or one chữ; to be very poor
  • (ancient words) Used when quoting Chinese texts.
Synonyms: (alphabet) {{vi-l}}, {{vi-l}}, (letter) {{vi-l}}, (writing) {{vi-l}}, (handwriting) {{vi-l}}, (syllable) {{vi-l}}, (word) {{vi-l}}
cóc pronunciation {{vi-IPA}}
adverb: {{vi-adv}}
  1. (informal) not
interjection: {{vi-int}}
  1. (informal) no
Synonyms: không; đế 〈đế〉; đếch 〈đếch〉; đéo
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. (zoology) toad
con etymology From Proto-Vietic *kɔːn, from Proto-Mon-Khmer *kuun or *kuən; cognates include omx kon, Khmer កូន 〈កូន〉, bdq kon, mtq con pronunciation {{vi-IPA}}
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. child daughter or son
pronoun: {{vi-pronoun}}
  1. I (refers to oneself when speaking to their parent(s))
  2. (familiar or dialectal) I (refers to oneself when speaking to a (presumably) much older person, or one's grandparent(s))
  3. you (addressed to one's son or daughter)
  4. (familiar or dialectal) you (addressed to a (presumably) much younger person, or one's grandchild)
classifier: {{vi-cls}}
  1. Indicates animals (including the human), knives, boats and ships
  2. (informal) Indicates wheeled vehicles Anh mày có hẳn hai con xe Honda đấy nhớ! I have two Honda motorbikes!
antonyms:
  • cái
cộng sản 〈cộng sản〉 etymology {{vi-etym-sino}} pronunciation {{vi-IPA}}
adjective: {{vi-adj}}
  1. communist
Synonyms: {{vi-l}}
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. (informal) communist
cơ mà pronunciation {{vi-IPA}}
conjunction: {{vi-conj}}
  1. (dialectal, colloquial) but; yet
Synonyms: nhưng; nhưng mà
cu {{wikipedia}} pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
etymology 1 From Proto-Vietic *t-kuː
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. dove; pigeon
Synonyms: bồ câu 〈bồ câu〉
interjection: {{vi-int}}
  1. (onomatopoeia) coo
etymology 2 {{rfe}}
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. (anatomy, informal) penis; cock; prick
Synonyms: chim; dái; cặc 〈cặc〉; buồi 〈buồi〉
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) boy Thằng cu đó quậy thật. He's a mischievous boy. "Cu Tí ơi!" "Hey, Ti-boy!" "Ê cu! Lại đây biểu!" "Hey boy! Come here!"
cua pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
etymology 1 From Proto-Vietic *kua
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. (zoology) crab
related terms:
  • càng
  • dã tràng
  • ghẹ 〈ghẹ〉
etymology 2 {{rfe}}
verb: {{vi-verb}}
  1. (dialectal, Southern dialects, slang) to take out a girl
Synonyms: cưa
etymology 3 From French cours
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. (dated, informal) corner, curve, bend point where a route changes sharply Xe chạy qua cua. The car rounded a corner.
  2. (informal) period, term, round period of time required to complete a task theo học một cua ngoại ngữ to study a foreign language for a term Học mỗi cua ba tháng. Each term of study is three months.
adjective: {{vi-noun}}
  1. (informal) having a buzzcut, crewcut đầu húi cua a buzz-cut head
cu li pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
etymology 1 From French coolie
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. (historical, dated, offensive) coolie
etymology 2 {{rfe}}
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. loris
Synonyms: khỉ gió 〈khỉ gió〉; cù lần 〈cù lần〉
cuồng 〈cuồng〉 etymology {{vi-etym-sino}} pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
adjective: {{vi-adj}}
  1. (literary, slang) crazy; mad; bonkers Phát cuồng To go mad Mày bị cuồng à? Have you gone bonkers?
Synonyms: điên, khùng, man, mát
cuồng sát 〈cuồng sát〉 etymology cuồng + sát pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
verb: {{vi-verb}}
  1. (formal) to kill madly with no mercy
  2. (video games, slang) to have a strong urge to kill
cúp etymology From French coupe pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. (competition reward) cup
verb: {{vi-verb}}
  1. (colloquial) to not attend a course, a class without permission of the teacher
Synonyms: trốn
verb: {{vi-verb}}
  1. (colloquial, Southern dialects) to temporarily or permanently cease to provide (electricity or water supply)
Synonyms: cắt
verb: {{vi-verb}}
  1. (colloquial, Southern dialects, electrical engineering) to switch off (a breaker or fuse)
Synonyms: cắt, ngắt
cút pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. vial
interjection: {{vi-interjection}}
  1. (informal, offensive) Beat it!; Take a hike!; Get lost!
verb: {{vi-verb}}
  1. (informal, offensive) to beat it; to take a hike; to get lost
Synonyms: phắn 〈phắn〉; xéo; biến 〈biến〉; cuốn gói 〈cuốn gói〉
cứt 〈cứt〉 etymology From Proto-Vietic *kəc or *kɨc pronunciation {{vi-IPA}}
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. (informal) feces; shit
interjection: {{vi-interjection}}
  1. (vulgar) Bullshit!; Rubbish!
Synonyms: cục cứt 〈cục cứt〉!
dã man etymology {{vi-etym-sino}} pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
adjective: {{vi-adj}}
  1. cruel, ruthless
  2. (history) barbarian
adverb: {{vi-adv}}
  1. cruelly, ruthlessly
  2. (informal, dialectal, Southern dialects) totally, extremely Cái thằng này sao mà ngu dã man! You are a total idiot! Phim hay dã man! That was an awesome movie!
dâm etymology {{vi-etym-sino}} pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
  • {{homophones}}; giăm; dăm
adjective: {{vi-adj}}
  1. (colloquial) being a pervert
dế 〈dế〉 etymology From Proto-Vietic *-teːlʔ pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. cricket
  2. (slang) cell phone/mobile phone
dễ thương 〈dễ thương〉 pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
adjective: {{vi-adj}}
  1. lovely
  2. (colloquial) cute
di động 〈di động〉 etymology {{vi-etym-sino}} pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
adjective: {{head}}
  1. mobile; roving
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) cell phone; mobile phone
Synonyms: điện thoại di động 〈điện thoại di động〉
đá pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
etymology 1 From Proto-Vietic *l-taaʔ
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. rock, stone
  2. (colloquial) ice
etymology 2 {{rfe}}
verb: {{vi-verb}}
  1. kick
đai pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
etymology 1 {{rfe}}
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. belt
etymology 2 From English die
verb: {{vi-verb}}
  1. (computer engineering, slang) to malfunction, to crash, to be broken Cái máy tính này đai rồi. This computer is broken.
đái {{wikipedia}} etymology From Proto-Vietic *t-rn-eːʔ pronunciation {{vi-IPA}}
verb: {{vi-verb}}
  1. (informal) to pee; to urinate
Synonyms: {{vi-l}}, {{vi-l}}, {{vi-l}}; {{vi-l}}
Đà Nẵng 〈Đà Nẵng〉 {{wikipedia}} pronunciation {{vi-pron}} etymology Possibly from Cham , , or from Old Cham , , from + , after the .
proper noun: {{vi-proper noun}}
  1. Da Nang or Danang (a large city in Vietnam)
Synonyms: Vũng Thùng (colloquial), Trà Úc (literary), Trà Áo (literary), Trà Sơn (literary), Đồng Long Loan (literary), Cửa Hàn (historic), Thái Phiên (historic)
đấm bốc 〈đấm bốc〉 etymology đấm 〈đấm〉 + bốc 〈bốc〉 from French boxe pronunciation {{vi-IPA}}
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. (sport, informal) boxing
Synonyms: quyền Anh 〈quyền Anh〉
đầu lâu 〈đầu lâu〉 etymology {{vi-etym-sino}}, probably corrupted from Chinese 髑髏 〈dú lóu〉 ("skull of a dead person") pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) skull of a dead being
Synonyms: sọ, hộp sọ (refers to dead or alive skulls, from a scientific point of view)
đéo pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
adverb: {{vi-adv}}
  1. (vulgar) not Tao đéo cần biết! I don't give a fuck about that!
interjection: {{vi-int}}
  1. (vulgar) no Đưa đây cho tao! Đéo! Gimme that! Like hell!
Synonyms: không
đeo ba-lô ngược 〈đeo ba-lô ngược〉 pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
verb: {{vi-verb}}
  1. (slang) to be pregnant; to have a bun in the oven; literally "to wear a backpack on one's front"
đít etymology From Proto-Vietic *diːt, *tiːt pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. (vulgar, slang) bottom; posterior; backside, ass/arse
địt 〈địt〉 pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
verb: {{vi-verb}}
  1. (idiomatic) to break wind
  2. (informal) to fart
  3. (vulgar, colloquial) to fuck
địt mẹ 〈địt mẹ〉 etymology địt ‘to fart; to fuck’ + mẹ ‘mother’ pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
interjection: {{vi-interjection}}!
  1. (vulgar, dialectal, Northern dialects) Fuck it! Shit!
  2. (filler, vulgar, dialectal, Northern dialects) Expression signifying a pause or hesitation.
Synonyms: mẹ, đù mẹ, , đủ má, đẩu má (Southern dialects)
độ 〈độ〉 etymology {{vi-etym-sino}} pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. (unit) degree động đất 〈động đất〉 mạnh 7 độ Rích-te an earthquake of magnitude 7
  2. (colloquial) degree Celsius
  3. (colloquial) diopter
Synonyms: đi-ốp 〈đi-ốp〉 (3)
đụ 〈đụ〉 etymology {{vi-etym-sino}} pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
verb: {{vi-verb}}
  1. to copulate
  2. (idiomatic) to unite sexually
  3. (vulgar, colloquial) to fuck
đủ má 〈đủ má〉 pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
interjection: {{vi-interjection}}!
  1. (vulgar, dialectal, Southern dialects) Fuck it! Shit!
  2. (filler, vulgar, dialectal, Southern dialects) Expression signifying a pause or hesitation.
Synonyms: , đẩu má, mẹ, đù mẹ, địt mẹ (Northern dialects)
đuôi etymology From Proto-Vietic *dɔːj or *tɔːj pronunciation {{vi-IPA}}
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. (anatomy) tail
  2. (computing, colloquial) extension
  3. (of a ship, boat, etc.) stern
đúp etymology From French double pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
verb: {{vi-verb}}
  1. (colloquial) to repeat another grade/year of study Nó bị đúp một năm. He had to repeat another year of study.
adverb: {{vi-adv}}
  1. (computing) twice nhấp đúp to double-click
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. (cinematography) take
etymology From Proto-Vietic *r-kaa pronunciation {{vi-IPA}}
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. (zoology) chicken
  2. (slang) noob
Synonyms:
gái Alternative forms: gấy 〈gấy〉 etymology From Proto-Vietic *-keːʔ; compare cái. pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. girl gái đẹp beautiful girl
  2. (informal, colloquial) prostitute, whore
ga-lăng Alternative forms: {{vi-l}} etymology Borrowing from French gallant pronunciation {{vi-IPA}}
adjective: {{vi-adj}}
  1. (informal) gallant, polite, attentive, courteous to female (mostly used for women)
Synonyms: {{vi-l}}
gáo pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. dipper made from coconut shell
  2. (informal) jaw Má ơi! Vỡ gáo con rồi! Holy Mother! I broke my jaw!
gấu 〈gấu〉 pronunciation {{vi-pron}} etymology From Proto-Vietic *c-guːʔ
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. (zoology) bear
Synonyms: hùng, gụ 〈gụ〉
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. (slang) date; love interest
Synonyms: bạn trai 〈bạn trai〉; bạn gái 〈bạn gái〉, bồ 〈bồ〉, gà bông
gôn pronunciation {{vi-IPA}}
etymology 1 Borrowing from English golf
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. (sport) golf
etymology 2 Borrowing from English goal
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial, sport) goal
  2. (baseball) base
Synonyms: {{vi-l}}; {{vi-l}}
anagrams:
  • {{vi-l}}; {{vi-l}}; {{vi-l}}
hắn 〈hắn〉 etymology From Proto-Vietic *hanʔ, from Proto-Mon-Khmer *ʔanʔ pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
pronoun: {{vi-pronoun}}
  1. (derogatory) he; him
  2. (archaic) he; him; she; her
  3. (dialectal, chiefly in Central dialects) he; him; she; her (lower esteem)
Synonyms: y (less offensive, but still offensive)
hắt xì 〈hắt xì〉 pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
interjection: {{vi-interjection}}
  1. (onomatopoeia) achoo
verb: {{vi-verb}}
  1. (colloquial) to sneeze
Synonyms: hắt hơi 〈hắt hơi〉
Héc-quin etymology Borrowing from French Hercule
proper noun: {{vi-proper noun}}
  1. (Greek mythology, Roman mythology, colloquial, card games) alternative spelling of Héc-quyn
Héc-quyn etymology Borrowing from French Hercule Alternative forms: Héc-quin pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
proper noun: {{vi-proper noun}}
  1. (Greek mythology, Roman mythology) Hercules
proper noun: {{vi-proper noun}}
  1. (colloquial, card games) "Forbidden One", a series of 5 card in the
Synonyms: thần sức mạnh 〈thần sức mạnh〉
hoa khôi etymology {{vi-etym-sino}} pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. (beauty pageant, dated) Miss
  2. (colloquial) the most beautiful girl/woman in a specific area nhỏ 〈nhỏ〉 đó là hoa khôi của lớp tao đó! That girl is the beauty queen of my class!
Synonyms: hoa hậu 〈hoa hậu〉
Hoạn thư 〈Hoạn thư〉 etymology {{vi-etym-sino}}, diminutive of Chinese 宦小姐 〈huàn xiǎo jiě〉, originated in Qingxin Cairen's pronunciation {{vi-IPA}}
proper noun: {{vi-proper noun}}
  1. (literature) a female character from 's , who was known for her jealousy
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. (literary, informal) a woman who is madly jealous when it comes to love, which can lead her to be dangerous and do harm to others
related terms:
  • Sở Khanh 〈Sở Khanh〉
Hoa văn etymology {{vi-etym-sino}} pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
proper noun: {{vi-proper noun}}
  1. (colloquial) Standard Chinese language
Synonyms: tiếng Hoa, Hoa ngữ, tiếng Trung, Trung văn, Trung Ngữ, tiếng Hán, Hán văn, Hán ngữ
Hợi 〈Hợi〉 etymology {{vi-etym-sino}} pronunciation {{vi-IPA}}
proper noun: {{vi-propn}}
  1. A given name
  2. the twelfth Earthly Branch represented by the
  3. (informal, derogatory) pig
hun etymology Intentional mispronunciation of hôn, to avoid awkward situations, chiefly in Southern dialects. pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
verb: {{vi-verb}}
  1. (dialectal, Southern dialects, slang, especially on the lips) to kiss
Synonyms: thơm, hôn, chu, chụt, mi
〈ị〉 pronunciation {{vi-IPA}}
verb: {{vi-verb}}
  1. (informal, euphemistic) to poop; to defecate
Synonyms: đại tiện 〈đại tiện〉, ỉa 〈ỉa〉
ỉa 〈ỉa〉 etymology From Middle Vietnamese yả 〈yả〉, from Proto-Vietic *ʔɛh pronunciation {{vi-IPA}}
verb: {{vi-verb}}
  1. (informal) to poop; to defecate
Synonyms: {{vi-l}}
ỉn 〈ỉn〉 etymology Onomatopoeic; see ủn ỉn 〈ủn ỉn〉 pronunciation {{vi-IPA}}
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. (informal) pig
Synonyms: lợn 〈lợn〉; heo
kem dâu etymology kem ‘ice cream’ + dâu ‘strawberry’ pronunciation {{vi-IPA}}
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. (literal) strawberry ice cream
  2. (slang) menses
kết 〈kết〉 etymology {{vi-etym-sino}} pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
verb: {{vi-verb}}
  1. to plait, to tie in knots
  2. (slang) to have a crush on someone, to show love interest in someone
khách pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
etymology 1 {{vi-etym-sino}}, from Proto-Vietic *kʰɛːk
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. visitor, guest
  2. customer Cửa hàng đông khách. The restaurant was crowded.
  3. passenger khách đi tàu passengers of a ship
  4. (dated) celebrity
  5. (dated, informal) Sino-Vietnamese ethnic Chinese in Vietnam Chú ăn ở một hiệu khách. He ate at a Chinese restaurant.
etymology 2 Onomatopoeia, after the bird's call "khách khách".
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. (onomatopoeia) treepie
Synonyms: (treepie) {{vi-l}}, {{vi-l}}
khốn kiếp 〈khốn kiếp〉 etymology {{vi-etym-sino}} pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. (obsolete) misery, distress
adjective: {{vi-adj}}
  1. (obsolete) miserable, distressful
Synonyms: khốn khổ, khốn cùng, khốn đốn, khốn nạn, cùng khổ, mạt kiếp
interjection: {{vi-interjection}}
  1. (offensive) Damn! Shit! "Đồ khốn kiếp!" "Fuck you!"
Synonyms: khốn nạn, mẹ kiếp, chó chết, chó đẻ, chó má, ôn dịch, trời đánh, chết tiệt, chết dịch, chết toi, khỉ, khỉ thật
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