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See also: nay, NAY, näy, nạy, ŋay, and n'ay

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VietnameseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Vietic *-niː, from Proto-Mon-Khmer *niʔ ~ *nih (this); cognate with Khmer នេះ (nih, this), Pacoh nâh (this), Khasi kane/une (this) and Car Nicobarese (these things). See also ni (this) (central Vietnamese dialects) and nay (now).

PronunciationEdit

DeterminerEdit

này

  1. this
    Cái thằng dở hơi này!
    Why you butthead!

Usage notesEdit

See alsoEdit

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

AdverbEdit

này ()

  1. here

Related termsEdit

  • nay (now)