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VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from (“ordinal marker”).

PrefixEdit

đệ

  1. (only before Sino-Vietnamese numerals) ordinal number marker, used only to mark the generation of a person who shares their name with their parents or grandparents, equivalent to the use of I, II, III, etc. in English.
  2. (only before Sino-Vietnamese numerals, rare) ordinal number marker in general
    Đệ Tam Quốc tế
    the Third International
    Đệ Nhất Phu nhân
    the First Lady

Etymology 2Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from (“younger brother”).

NounEdit

đệ

  1. (Chinese fiction) a younger brother
  2. (slang) a henchman or minion
    Tao đéo phải đệ của mày!
    I ain't your pussy!

PronounEdit

đệ

  1. (Chinese fiction) I; you (refers to the male junior among the speakers)

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