[Viet Vocabs] "Ế"
- When “Ế” is used with objects (usually market products), it means these products are hard to sell and that nobody wants to buy them; in other words, bad business, slump.
When using with somebody (usually female), it means that person is still single (in a negative way); that he/she is left on the shelf.
VD: Đã 30 tuổi rồi mà chưa có chồng. Nó ế chắc rồi!
(She is over 30 years old now. For sure, she will be single forever)