See also: me, , , mẻ, , and mệ

VietnameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Vietic *meːʔ ~ *mɛːʔ, from Proto-Mon-Khmer *meeʔ ~ *ʔmeeʔ (mother); cognate with Bahnar , Khmer ម៉ែ (mae), Mon မိ (mìˀ), Khasi mei. Ultimately a nursery word, compare Old Chinese (*məʔ).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mẹ (, )

  1. a mother
    Synonyms: u, mợ, mạ, , bầm, mệ, nạ

PronounEdit

mẹ

  1. I/me, your mother
  2. you, my mother
  3. (ironic) you, a female who I'm thinking is being stupid

InterjectionEdit

mẹ

  1. Short for địt mẹ (fuck).
    (địt con) mẹ mày
    fuck you

Further readingEdit