See also: bang, bàng, bâng, bāng, băng, bảng, bǎng, and bång

VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Vietic *baŋ (flat; even), non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (level; even, SV: bình).

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
  4. (mathematics) equal to
    một cộng một bằng hai
    one plus one equal to two
  5. (geometry) congruent to
    góc A và góc B bằng nhau
    angle A and angle B are congruent
    (literally, “angle A and angle B are equal to each other”)
    góc A bằng góc B
    angle A is congruent to angle B

See alsoEdit

Derived terms
  • đồng dạng (similar)
  • 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