VietnameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Of imitative origin.

PronunciationEdit

ParticleEdit

ơi (, , 𠲖)

  1. suffixes someone's name or kinship title, used to call for their attention; compare vâng and dạ
    Lan ơi!
    Lan!
    Chú gì ơi!
    Hey, Mister!
    Anh gì ơi! Anh mua giùm em một vé đi ạ.
    Big brother, would you care to buy a [lottery] ticket?
    Mẹ ơi! Cơm chín chưa ạ?
    Mom! Is the rice ready?
    Trời (đất) ơi!
    Oh my God!
    Con ơi là con!
    My foolish child! What have you done?
    À (á à à) ơi. Mẹ ru con ngủ cho ngoan.
    Hush, little baby, I'm singing you to sleep.
    ơi, con về rồi nè !
    Mom, I'm home!
    Tía ơidìa.
    Pa! Ma's Home!

InterjectionEdit

ơi (, , 𠲖)

  1. (to someone of equal or lower status) yes, what is it?; compare vâng and dạ
    Mẹ ơi !
    Ơi !
    Mom!
    What is it, darling?

See alsoEdit