Last modified on 19 March 2015, at 12:05

linh

VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Sino-Vietnamese, from (“spirit; soul”)

NounEdit

linh

  1. (only in compounds) spiritual
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Sino-Vietnamese, from

AdjectiveEdit

linh

  1. fearful
  2. supernaturally powerful
  3. unexpectedly appearing as soon as you speak of him or her
    Cái thằng này linh thiệt! Tụi tao vừa mới nhắc mày là mày tới liền!
    You literally are the devil! We were just talking about you and you showed up!
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

Sino-Vietnamese, from

NumeralEdit

linh

  1. (only in compounds) zero; oh
    Một trăm linh hai
    One hundred and two (102)
    Hai nghìn (không trăm) linh
    Two thousand and four (2004)
    Bảy nghìn năm trăm linh chín
    Seven thousand five hundred and nine (7509)

Usage notesEdit

  • lẻ is preferred in Southern dialects