Vietnamese

EnglishEdit

Vietnamese edition of Wiktionary
 
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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vietnam +‎ -ese.

PronunciationEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

Vietnamese (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to Vietnam.

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NounEdit

Vietnamese (countable and uncountable, plural Vietnamese)

  1. (countable) An inhabitant of Vietnam, person of Vietnamese descent.
  2. (uncountable) A language spoken predominantly in Vietnam.
  3. (uncountable) Vietnamese cuisine; traditional Vietnamese food.

Usage notesEdit

As with other nationalities 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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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Vietnam +‎ -ese

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

Vietnamese m (genitive Vietnamesen, plural Vietnamesen, female Vietnamesin)

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

DeclensionEdit