Last modified on 21 October 2014, at 03:45

bác sĩ

VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

Sino-Vietnamese, from 博士 ("doctor, doctorate")

NounEdit

bác

  1. (archaic, academic degree) doctor
  2. (archaic, academic degree) doctorate

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Secondary etymologyEdit

Probably by analogy with European languages

NounEdit

  1. (medicine) doctor, physician
Usage notesEdit

The mondern sense of bác sĩ is a misapplication of the term. A modern "bác sĩ" is not necessarily a doctor (one who achieves a doctorate), but any one who practices medicine who has graduated from a medical school.

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