Vietnamese edit

Etymology edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from (literature); implies an educated or scholarly person.

Pronunciation edit

Proper noun edit


  1. a surname from Chinese
  2. a male given name from Chinese, a middle name
    Sai rồi, ông Trần Văn Trật!
    That's not the answer, Mr. Dead Wrong!

Usage notes edit

  • Văn is a generic male middle name. Its female equivalent is Thị. It almost always precedes other additional middle names if any. Some (extended) families may include Văn in the "official" name of their lineage, even though their female members may not have such a middle name.