See also: ngoại

VietnameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (external, foreign, SV: ngoại). Doublet of ngoại.

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

ngoài

  1. outside (of an interior or enclosed space)
    ngoài nhà/phòngoutside the house/room
    ngoài vòng trònoutside the circle
  2. out (through an opening)
    ngoài cửa (sổ)out the door/window
  3. in/at (an outdoor or external location)
    ngoài sânoutside in the yard
    ngoài bãi biểnat the beach
    bệnh ngoài daexternal (medical) conditions, as opposed to internal conditions (literally, “illnesses on the outside, on the skin”)
  4. in (a place in northern Vietnam)
    ngoài bắcsomeplace in northern Vietnam; "the north"
    ngoài Hà Nộiin Hanoi, which is to the north of where we are
  5. outside (of); except (for); other than
    Ngoài tôi ra thì không ai biết làm cả.
    I'm the only one who can do it.
    (literally, “Other than me, nobody knows how to do it.”)

AdjectiveEdit

ngoài

  1. outside; external
    bên ngoàithe outside
    người ngoàian outsider
    nước ngoàia foreign country

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