See also: Viëtnamese

English edit

 
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Etymology edit

From Vietnam +‎ -ese.

Pronunciation edit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌviː.ət.nəˈmiːz/, /viˌɛt.nəˈmiːz/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iːz

Adjective edit

Vietnamese (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to Vietnam.
    • 2019, Ocean Vuong, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous, Jonathan Cape, page 228:
      As I rubbed my face, a middle-aged man gripped my neck, the way Vietnamese fathers or uncles often do when trying to pour their strength into you.

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Noun edit

Vietnamese (countable and uncountable, plural Vietnamese)

  1. (countable, chiefly in the plural) A person/people from Vietnam or of Vietnamese descent.
    • 2023, Cecile Pin, Wandering Souls, 4th Estate, page 36:
      They were buried in a gravesite near Kai Tak, alongside other Vietnamese who hadn’t made it safely to shore.
  2. (uncountable) Vietnamese cuisine; traditional Vietnamese food.

Usage notes edit

As with other terms for people formed with -ese, the countable singular noun in reference to a person (as in "I am a Vietnamese", "writing about Vietnamese cuisine as a Vietnamese") is uncommon and often taken as incorrect. In its place, the adjective is used, by itself (as in "I am Vietnamese") or with a word like person, man, or woman ("writing about Vietnamese cuisine as a Vietnamese person").

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Vietnamese

  1. The Austroasiatic language spoken predominantly in Vietnam.
    Synonyms: Annamese, Annamite

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German edit

Etymology edit

Vietnam +‎ -ese

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˌvi̯ɛtnaˈmeːzə/, [ˌvjɛt-], [viˌɛt-], [ʋ-]
  • IPA(key): /ˌviːrtnaˈmeːzə/, [ˌvi(ː)ɐ̯t-] (colloquial variant)

Noun edit

Vietnamese m (weak, genitive Vietnamesen, plural Vietnamesen)

  1. a Vietnamese person (male or unspecified sex)
  2. (informal) a Vietnamese restaurant

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Further reading edit

  • Vietnamese” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache