Originally a Northern innovation. As a topic marker, thời has mostly been supplanted by thì spreading from the South.
- time, moment, season
- Có thời ngày nào tôi cũng ra ruộng bắt dế, thả diều với lũ bạn.
- There was a time when I went to the fields every day to catch crickets and fly the kites with my friends.
- chance, opportunity
Derived terms edit
- (Northern Vietnam, dated) Alternative form of (topic marker)
- O tròn như quả trứng gà. Ô thời/thì đội mũ, ơ thời/thì mang râu.
- O is rounded like a chicken egg. Ô wears a hat, ơ has a beard.
See also edit