Cách dùng danh từ "side" tiếng anh

· Cách dùng từ

I. "side" vừa là danh từ đếm được, vừa không đếm được

II. Cách dùng

1. Mang nghĩa "mặt, mặt phẳng"

=a particular area of something such as a building, street, or town


  • side of
  • the far side
  • right-hand/left-hand side
  • north/south side

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • The railway ran along the north side of the valley. 
  • The bride’s guests should sit on the left side of the church. 
  • I parked on the far side of the yard. 
  • Americans drive on the right-hand side of the road. 
  • They live on the north side of town.

2. Mang nghĩa "mép, lề, bờ, ranh giới; bìa rừng, mặt bên kia"

=one of the areas that are separated from each other by something such as a border or a river / an outside surface of an object or shape that is not its front, back, bottom, or top / either of the flat surfaces of something thin such as a piece of paper or a coin


  • side of

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  •  villages on the Thai side of the border 
  • The boat had drifted to the other side of the river. 
  • The policy has been condemned by politicians on both sides of the Atlantic. 
  • Groceries are cheaper on the American side so Canadians often shop there.
  • The ship was found lying on its side. 
  • two sides of a sheet of paper (IELTS TUTOR giải thích: hai mặt của tờ giấy)
  • The entrance is on the side of the building.
  •  Lift the cake gently away from the sides of the dish. 
  • There were tables all along the sides of the hall.
  • Use the lined side of the paper. 
  • I turned the coin over and looked at the other side.

3. Mang nghĩa "khía cạnh"

=one aspect of a situation, problem, or subject / a part of a person’s personality


  • side of
  • on the plus/minus side (=considering the positive/negative aspects)

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • Please look at all sides of the question before you decide. 
  • to approach the problem from a different side (IELTS TUTOR giải thích: tiếp cận vấn đề từ một khía cạnh khác)
  •  I still haven’t heard her side of the story. 
  • Mark hasn’t kept his side of the bargain.
  • That is a side of Amy that you rarely see. 
  • to study all sides of the question (IELTS TUTOR giải thích: nghiên cứu mọi khía cạnh của vấn đề)
  • The president displayed his lighter side before the press conference began. 
  • She told me I need to get in touch with my feminine side.
  • His jokes are often about the darker side of life. 
  • Fortunately, my boss saw the funny side of the situation. 
  • It’s not a perfect setup but, on the plus side, I can work at home.
  • the gentle side of her character (IELTS TUTOR giải thích: khía cạnh dịu dàng trong tính cách của cô ta)

4. Mang nghĩa "bên, đối tác, phía bên kia"

=one of two or more groups of people opposing each other


  • losing/winning side

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • The agreement has been signed by both sides. 
  • Franco didn’t want to back the wrong side in a European war.
  • Our side lost. 
  • You musn't take sides in their argument (IELTS TUTOR giải thích: Anh không được đứng vào phe nào trong cuộc cãi nhau của họ)
  • He’s been chosen for the England youth side.
  • The winning side will get a place in the finals.

5. Mang nghĩa "ủng hộ, đứng về phía của"

=if you are on someone’s side, you support them in an argument or a fight


  • on someone’s side
  • take someone’s side (=to support one person rather than another one)
  • take sides (=to show support for one person and not others)

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • Don’t get annoyed with me – I’m on your side! 
  • Mary always takes your side. 
  • I’m not taking sides in this argument.

6. Mang nghĩa "phía bên cạnh, mặt bên cạnh"

=the left or right part of something / the left or right area of your body from your head to your feet


  • side of
  • right-hand/left-hand side
  • by someone’s side
  • to someone’s side
  • right/left side

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • The left side of your jacket’s all dirty. 
  • One side of their van was crushed. 
  • Put a margin down the right-hand side of the page.
  • Roll onto your side. 
  •  I stood nervously by his side as they approached. 
  • Her little boy ran to her side and took her hand.
  • His arms hung limply by his sides.  
  • I had a sharp pain in my right side.

7. Mang nghĩa "phía bên gia đình cha hoặc mẹ"

=a part of your family, either your father’s set of relatives or your mother’s


  • on someone’s mother’s/father’s side

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • Which side of the family is his uncle from? 
  • Rose is my cousin on my mother’s side.
  • on the maternal side (IELTS TUTOR giải thích: bên ngoại)

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