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See also: may, May, mAy, máy, maý, mây, mấy, and mãy

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VietnameseEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (“eyebrows”; SV: mi); compare mi (eyelashes)

NounEdit

mày (, 𣭒, 𣮮)

  1. eyebrows
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Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Vietic *miː, from Proto-Mon-Khmer *mi(i)ʔ; cognate with Koho mi (you), Pacoh may (you), Khasi me (you), Mang miː², Central Nicobarese me (you).

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PronounEdit

mày (, 𠋥, 𡮠)

  1. (singular, informal, familiar or derogatory) you
Usage notesEdit
  • The corresponding first-person pronoun is tao.
  • This form of address is considered disrespectful when speaking to an older person.
  • Avoid using this to translate pronouns from certain languages of ethnic minorities (especially those of the Central Highlands) because this has been made into an unfair and inaccurate stereotype for languages that don't make use of extensive kinship terms like Vietnamese.
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