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See also: Vị, vi, Vi, VI, .vi, , v.i., v. i., V.I., and V. I.

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VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from (“taste”), from Middle Chinese (mjɨjH). Doublet of mùi (smell).

NounEdit

vị

  1. taste
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from (“for”), from Middle Chinese (hjweH). Doublet of . Compare also loại and loài, tự and từ, ngoại and ngoài.

PrepositionEdit

vị

  1. (rare, literary) for the sake of
    nghệ thuật vị nghệ thuật
    art for art's sake

Etymology 3Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from , from Middle Chinese (hwijH).

NounEdit

vị

  1. (formal, polite, chiefly in fixed expressions, rare elsewhere) used to address a person
    quý vị
    sir/ma'am
    vị này
    this gentleman/lady

ClassifierEdit

vị

  1. (formal, polite) indicates important people
    một vị tổng thống
    a president