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KurdishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Related to Persian بی(bi).

PrepositionEdit

  1. without

PortugueseEdit

 

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

m (plural bês)

  1. bee (name of the letter B, b)

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VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Onomatopoetic.

NounEdit

(classifier con) (𠶎)

  1. calf; baby bull/cow

Related termsEdit

InterjectionEdit

(𠶎)

  1. (onomatopoeia) The cry of a calf

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

  1. to carry with both hands
  2. (colloquial) to interlard

Etymology 3Edit

Borrowed from French

NounEdit

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter B.
  2. The name of the Latin-script letter P.
Usage notesEdit

The phoneme /p/ does not exist as an onset consonant in Vietnamese native phonology, and every word containing it is a loanword. Most Vietnamese people, especially those from the Southern proportion of the country, find difficulty in differentiating it from /ɓ/, as they cannot articulate the phoneme /p/; there are some ways to tell the two apart, or to tell the letters b and p apart, including using expressions like "bê bò" ("'b' as in 'bò'") or "bê phở" ("'p' as in 'phở'")

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