tiến sĩ

VietnameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Sino-Vietnamese, from 進士

PronunciationEdit

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): /tiɜn˧ˀ˦ s̪i˦ˀ˥/
  • (Huế) IPA(key): /tiɜŋ˦˥ ʂɪj˧˩/
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): /tiɜŋ˦ˀ˥ ʂɪj˨˦/

NounEdit

tiến sĩ

  1. doctor (one who holds a Ph.D.)
  2. originally individuals who had passed all three levels of examination held by the government in feudal Vietnam.

Usage notesEdit

Capitalized when used before someone's name.

Last modified on 8 April 2014, at 00:01