See also: quy, Quý, quỷ, and Quy

VietnameseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from (valuable).

AdjectiveEdit

quý

  1. (of things) valuable; precious
    của quývaluable belongings
  2. (of people) that one holds honorable or respectable; important
    Hôm nay nhà mình có khách quý. Mấy đứa nhớ chào hỏi lễ phép nhá.
    We're having some important guests today. You kids don't forget to give them a cordial welcome and behave yourselves.

VerbEdit

quý

  1. to treasure; to hold dear
    Mẹ nó quý nó lắm. Cái gì cũng chiều.
    His mom really loves him. She panders to his every whim.
    Synonym: trân trọng

PrefixEdit

quý

  1. (honorific, only in fixed expressions) honorific prefix
    quý ông; quý ngàia gentleman
    quý bàa lady
    quý vịsir; ma'am; everyone; you; our honorable audience
    Kính thưa quý vị và các bạn.
    Dear our treasured audience.
    quý ông bà anh chị emhonorable audience
    Quý khách có muốn dùng gì nữa không ạ?
    Is there anything else you would like, sir/ma'am/our honorable customers?
Usage notesEdit
  • Used quite similarly to Japanese (o, go), although not as broadly applicable.

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Etymology 2Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

NounEdit

quý

  1. (of a year) a quarter
    thành tích quý 1first quarter achievements

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