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English translation: Captain

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Vietnamese term or phrase:dai uy
English translation:Captain
Entered by: Will Matter
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04:16 Aug 9, 2004
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Idioms / Maxims / Sayings
Vietnamese term or phrase: dai uy
term is used in a novel about the vietnam conflict
joe
Captain
Explanation:
Technically, it's 'captain' but this word was adopted during the Vietnam war era by American GIs to mean 'boss, chief, leader' etc based upon the original meaning in Vietnamese. One of my references is the vocabulary list provided at the back of the novel "The Green Berets", this term appears throughout the novel. HTH.
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Will Matter
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Local time: 13:55
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thank you that does make sense because the book is written from a captains point of view.
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Captain


Explanation:
Technically, it's 'captain' but this word was adopted during the Vietnam war era by American GIs to mean 'boss, chief, leader' etc based upon the original meaning in Vietnamese. One of my references is the vocabulary list provided at the back of the novel "The Green Berets", this term appears throughout the novel. HTH.

Will Matter
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thank you that does make sense because the book is written from a captains point of view.
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