VietnameseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Mon-Khmer *tɔʔ (that, there). Cognate with Khmer ដ៏ (dɑɑ) and Bahnar to.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

đó (𪦆, 𪥾)

  1. that place over there
    Synonym: đấy
    Đứng đó làm gì ?
    Whatcha doin' over there?
  2. that person/thing over there
    Đây là phòng khách. Đó là phòng ngủ.
    This is the living room. That is the bedroom.
  3. that idea/notion I/we've just described/discussed
    Gặp lại nhau bất kể trở ngại, bất kể thử thách. Đó là duyên số.
    People keep seeing each other again despite all the obstacles, all the challenges. That's what I call fate.

See alsoEdit

Vietnamese demonstratives
Laurence Thompson (1965), Vietnamese Grammar
Unspecified Close to the
speaker or
newly introduced
Remote,
already identified
PLACE
đ- (first register)
đâu
‘wherever’
đây
‘here’
đấy
‘there’
REFERENCE
n- (second register)
nào
‘whichever’
này
‘this’
nọ
‘that’
PROPORTION
b- (first register)
bao
‘to whatever extent’
bây
‘to this extent’
bấy
‘to that extent’
MANNER
s- (first register)
v- (second register)
sao
‘however’
vầy
‘this way’
vậy
‘that way’
Nguyễn Phú Phong (1992), “Vietnamese Demonstratives Revisited”
D
(Indefinite)
D1
(Proximal)
D2
(Medial)
D3
(Distal)
+NOM(inal) đâu
place-what
đây
place-this
đấy
place-that1
±NOM(inal) đó
(place-)that1
kia
(place-)that2
–NOM(inal) nào
what
nầy
this
nấy/ấy
that1
nọ
that2

ParticleEdit

đó

  1. (Southern Vietnam) emphasizes a quality that the listener may not have known; you see?; I'm telling you
    Tao mới coi tối qua. Hơi bị hay đó ! Bữa nào mày cũng dành thời gian coi đi !
    I finally saw it yesterday. Really good, I must say. You should go see it when you have the chance.
    Em mới đến nên không biết, thằng này khùng lắm đó !
    You've just moved here so you might not have known, but he's pretty screwed up in the head.

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Vietic *tɔːʔ (trap). Cognate with Toum tɔː³. Compare Lower Ta'oih tɔː ("to trap, to strain"), Kuy [Salavan] tɔː ("to trap birds, fish, etc.").

NounEdit

(classifier cái) đó

  1. (fishing) a kind of fish trap

See alsoEdit