The word for “old lady” is “cậu bé”. It’s not a word used often in the modern world, but it’s still used in certain contexts. For example, if you’re talking about your grandmother or an old lady you know, it’s appropriate to use this word.
The word for “old man” is “người đàn ông”. This is also not a commonly used word anymore, but it is useful if you want to refer to someone who is older than you or whose gender is not known. For example:
An old woman came up to me and asked me for money. I gave her some money and she left quickly before I could ask her name or where she lived.
I saw an old man walking down the street at night. He looked like he was homeless so I offered him some food, but he didn’t want any food from me!
Last modified: November 19, 2022