Last modified on 31 August 2014, at 09:07

đậu

VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): /ˀɗɜw˧ˀ˨ʔ/
  • (Huế) IPA(key): /ˀɗɜw˨ˀ˨ʔ/
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): /ˀɗɜw˨ˀ˧ʔ/

Etymology 1Edit

Sino-Vietnamese, from ("bean")

NounEdit

đậu

  1. bean
  2. nut
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

đậu

  1. (transitive) park (bring to a halt)
    Đậu xe lại nghỉ.
    Park the car and rest.
    Cấm đậu xe
    No parking
  2. (transitive) moor
    Thuyền đậu lại một ngày ở bến.
    The boat was moored at the dock for a day.
  3. (intransitive) perch, alight
    Chim đậu trên cành.
    The bird perches on a branch.
  4. (chiefly in Southern dialects) pass (an examination)
SynonymsEdit
  • (park): đỗ (chiefly in Northern dialects)
  • (moor): đỗ (chiefly in Northern dialects)
  • (perch): đỗ (chiefly in Northern dialects)
  • (pass): đỗ (in Northern dialects only)

ReferencesEdit

Hồ Ngọc Đức, "đậu," Free Vietnamese Dictionary Project (details)