See also: thay, thây, thầy, and thẩy

VietnameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (SV: thị).

Compare Cantonese (tai2, “to see”) and Teochew (toin2, “to see”).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

thấy (𧡊)

  1. to succeed in gathering information through the senses
    (nhìn) thấyto see
    nghe thấyto hear
    ngửi thấyto smell and have an idea about what that smell is
    sờ thấyto touch and have an idea about what you're touching
    tìm thấyto succeed in finding
    Tìm hoài mà chẳng thấy đâu cả.
    I looked for a while and couldn't find it.
  2. (by extension) to form a sensation, feeling or opinion based on what you've already felt or known
    (nhận) thấyto be aware or to acknowledge
    cảm thấyto have a sensation or feeling
    Tôi cảm thấy nóng trong người.
    I feel a burning sensation inside.
    Tôi cảm thấy bất an từ khi chuyện đó xảy ra.
    I've felt unease ever since that happened.
    Ý tôi là vậy. Chị thấy sao ?
    Tôi thấy ta không nên vội vàng kẻo hỏng việc.
    So that's what I think. What about you?
    I think we shouldn't rush and ruin our operation.

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