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VietnameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Vietic *taŋʔ (bitter), from Proto-Mon-Khmer *kt₂aŋ (bitter); cognates include Bahnar tăng (bitter), Pacoh atáng (bitter), Khasi kthang (bitter), Bolyu tɕaŋ⁵³ and Mon က္တၚ် (kətɛŋ, bitter).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

đắng (𡂱, 𡃻, 𧃵, 𨐸) (phonemic reduplicative đăng đắng)

  1. bitter
    Đắng quá, không nuốt được.
    It’s too bitter for [me, him, her] to swallow.
  2. (rare) poignantly dispiriting

Usage notesEdit

The sense "poignantly dispiriting" only occurs in certain compound words.

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