MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

nào (Zhuyin ㄋㄠˋ)

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VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

DeterminerEdit

nào

  1. which
    Tôi phải đi đường nào?
    Which road do I take?

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Derived terms

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Vietnamese demonstratives
Laurence Thompson (1965), Vietnamese Grammar
Unspecified Close to the
speaker or
newly introduced
Remote,
already identified
PLACE
đ- (first register)
đâu
‘wherever’
đây
‘here’
đấy
‘there’
REFERENCE
n- (second register)
nào
‘whichever’
này
‘this’
nọ
‘that’
PROPORTION
b- (first register)
bao
‘to whatever extent’
bây
‘to this extent’
bấy
‘to that extent’
MANNER
s- (first register)
v- (second register)
sao
‘however’
vầy
‘this way’
vậy
‘that way’
Nguyễn Phú Phong (1992), “Vietnamese Demonstratives Revisited”
D
(Indefinite)
D1
(Proximal)
D2
(Medial)
D3
(Distal)
+NOM(inal) đâu
place-what
đây
place-this
đấy
place-that1
±NOM(inal) đó
(place-)that1
kia
(place-)that2
–NOM(inal) nào
what
nầy
this
nấy/ấy
that1
nọ
that2

ParticleEdit

nào

  1. come on; come on now
    Nào anh em ơi !
    Hey y'all!
    Nhanh lên coi nào !
    Hurry up will ya! / Stop draggin' your feet!
    Chúng ta đi nào!
    Let's go!

AdverbEdit

nào

  1. (literary) not (negates meaning of verb)