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VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (“level; even”; SV: bình), from Proto-Vietic *baŋ (flat; even)

AdjectiveEdit

bằng (, , , )

  1. (of a surface) flat
  2. (linguistics, poetry, of a tone) being a ngang or huyền tone
    Antonym: trắc
  3. (poetry, of a rhyme) carrying a bằng tone

PrepositionEdit

bằng

  1. (mathematics) equal to; equals
    một cộng một bằng hai
    one plus one equal to two
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Etymology 2Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from (“rely on; on the basis of; by the means of; certificate; diploma”).

NounEdit

bằng

  1. diploma; certificate; license; degree
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PrepositionEdit

bằng

  1. by; by means of
    bằng đường bộby land
    bằng ô tôby car
    bằng tiếng Việtin Vietnamese
  2. made of
    bức tường bằng gạch
    a wall of bricks; a brick wall