See also: nho, nhổ, nhỏ, nhớ, and nhơ

VietnameseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Vietic *m-lɔːʔ.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

nhọ (, )

  1. (dialectal, chiefly Northern Vietnam) soot

Derived termsEdit

Derived terms

AdjectiveEdit

nhọ (, )

  1. (slang) bad; unpleasant
    số nhọbad luck

Usage notesEdit

  • Similar to the case of lạt-nhạt, in Northern Vietnamese, the form nhọ is used for both senses. In Central and Southern Vietnamese, lọ is used in the noun sense, while nhọ is used in the adjectival sense.
Soot Bad, unlucky
Northern nhọ nhọ
Central-Southern lọ nhọ

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