See also: minh and Minh

VietnameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Vietnamese mềnh, mình.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mình (, 𠵴, 𨉓, 𨉟)

  1. a torso
  2. (by extension) a body
    mình lấm lết máu
    with one's body covered in blood

PronounEdit

mình (, 𠵴, 𨉓, 𨉟)

  1. (friendly, polite) I/me, someone of roughly your age
  2. I, myself/he, himself/she, herself/oneself
    • 2005, Nguyễn Ngọc Tư, "Cái nhìn khắc khoải" (in Cánh đồng bất tận), Trẻ publishing house
      Ông hỏi chị nọ đi đâu, chị khóc như mưa bấc, "Tôi cũng không biết mình đi đâu".
      He asked here where she was going; she cried softly, "I don't know where I am going either."
  3. (narratology) I/me, who am monologuing to myself, especially with my thoughts
    Nhật kí thân yêu, hôm nay mình...
    Dear diary, today I...
  4. (intimate, inclusive) we/us
    lớp mình
    our class
    Hay mình đi công viên đi!
    How about us going to the park?
  5. (Northern Vietnam) you, my spouse
    Chồng: Mình ơi, anh yêu mình.
    Vợ: Mình ơi, em cũng yêu mình.
    Husband: Darling, I love you.
    Wife: Darling, I love you too.
    • 1954, Tố Hữu, “Việt Bắc”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name):
      Ta với mình, mình với ta
      Lòng ta sau trước mặn mà đinh ninh
      Mình đi, mình lại nhớ mình
      Nguồn bao nhiêu nước nghĩa tình bấy nhiêu
      You and me, my dear, we are one together
      My heart always remains devoted to you
      As I'm leaving, I can't stop missing you, a part of me
      Our affection is as abundant as streaming water

AdverbEdit

mình (, 𠵴, 𨉓, 𨉟)

  1. (colloquial) only
    Năm ngoái, có mình Nhân lên đại học.
    Last year, only Nhân started attending university.

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