From Proto-Vietic *hanʔ, from Proto-Mon-Khmer *(ʔ)anʔ ~ *ʔən; cognate with Car Nicobarese an (he, she, it), Pacoh ân (relative pronoun, that, which). The /h/ appeared in the proto-Vietic stage, which is also seen in hết (to finish).



hắn (, , 𪝳)

  1. (archaic as a neutral pronoun in Northern and Southern dialects, familiar or informal in Central Vietnam) he/him; she/her
    Đi kêu hắn về cho tau!
    Go get him back here!
    Tụi hắn cứ đánh chắc hoài!
    Those idiots keep fighting again and again!
  2. (derogatory in Northern and Southern dialects) he/him
  3. (informal, endearing) he/him, my boyfriend
  4. (informal, endearing) he/him, your boyfriend

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