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Personal pronoun 'chị'

Personal pronoun 'chị'

Short explanation:

Used to refer to older female individuals, typically those who are close to the speaker's age.

Formation:

The personal pronoun 'chị' is used exactly like 'I' or 'you' in English, usually placed at the start of a sentence and can be followed by the person's name for additional respect or distinction.

Examples:

Chị Trang sắp chuyển đến nơi ở mới.
Trang (older sister / close female friend) is about to move to a new place.
Chị đã thức khuya để hoàn thành công việc à?
Did you (older sister / close female friend) stay up late to finish the work?
Chị có thể giúp tôi giải bài tập này được không?
Can you (older sister / close female friend) help me with this exercise?
Chị Thủy thích đọc sách vào buổi sáng.
Thuy (older sister / close female friend) likes reading books in the morning.

Long explanation:

The Vietnamese term 'chị' is a personal pronoun used to address or refer to older women who are approximately the speaker's age or slightly older. It displays a level of respect and acknowledgement for the other person's older age. However, it's also used among friends and colleagues who are of similar age. This is a term used predominantly in casual and informal contexts.
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