Last modified on 16 September 2014, at 08:19
See also: vao and vão

VietnameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Vietnamese ꞗĕào.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): /vaːw˨˩/
  • (Huế) IPA(key): /vaːw˧˧/
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): /vʲaːw˨˩/

VerbEdit

vào (, 𠓨, )

  1. (transitive) to enter
    vào nhà
    to enter the/a house
    Xe đi vào trung tâm thành phố.
    The car goes into the city center.
  2. (transitive, by extension) to enter the heartland of Vietnam
    từ Hà Nội vào Huế
    to go from Hanoi south into Hue
  3. (transitive) to become a member of; to join
    vào hội
    to join the/an association
    vào
    to enter prison; to become a prisoner
  4. (transitive) to join in, to participate in
    vào tiệc
    to join a party
    vào đám
    to join the crowd
  5. (transitive) to begin (a new chapter in time)
    vào năm học mới
    to start a new school year
    vào
    to begin one's summer
  6. (transitive) to abide by, to conform to
    vào quy củ
    to work according to a methodology
    vào khuôn phép
    to abide by a code of conduct
    Công việc đã vào nền nếp.
    The task has become second nature.
  7. (transitive) to attain, to achieve
    Một người thợ vào loại giỏi.
    A worker becomes skilled.
    học vào loại trung bình
    to be average in one's studies
  8. (intransitive, figuratively) to comprehend
    Có tập trung tư tưởng thì học [nó] mới vào.
    Only by concentrating one's thoughts does one comprehend one's studies.
    Đầu óc rối bời, đọc mãi mà [nó] không vào.
    With his/her head in such a jumble, he/she keeps reading but [it] doesn't click.
  9. (intransitive, soccer) (of a ball) to enter the goal
    Sút! Vào!
    He shoots! He scores! [Shoot! It's in!]

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PrepositionEdit

vào (, 𠓨, )

  1. in, into, upon
    vào trong
    inside of
    nhìn vào trong nhà
    to look inside the/a house
    quay mặt vào tường
    to turn and look at the wall
    Nô lệ vào sách vở.
    The slave gets into reading books.
    dựa vào
    based upon; to base upon
    hướng vào
    to go into
  2. during, on
    vào dịp Tết
    on the occasion of Tet
    vào lúc đang gặp khó khăn
    during a time of difficulty

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  • (Southern Vietnamese, Central Vietnamese)

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ParticleEdit

vào

  1. Used at the end of a clause or sentence to ask the listener to do something vigorously.
    Làm nhanh vào!
    Do it quickly!
    Mặc thật ấm vào kẻo lạnh.
    Dress truly warmly or you'll be cold.
  2. Used at the end of a clause of sentence, usually after lắm or nhiều, to speak critically or reproachfully about excess, implying obvious bad consequences.
    Chơi lắm vào, bây giờ thi trượt.
    Played so much – now your test scores are falling.
    Ăn kẹo cho lắm vào để bị đau bụng.
    You ate so much candy that you got a stomach ache.

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