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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

NounEdit

bộ

  1. set (of something); series; pack
    bộ bàideck/pack of cards
  2. (government) ministry; department
    Bộ Giáo dục và Đào tạoMinistry of Education and Training
  3. (taxonomy) order
  4. radical (of a Chinese character)
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Etymology 2Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

NounEdit

bộ

  1. bearing and figure; appearance; carriage; look; gait
  2. (colloquial, often derogatory) capability (judging from one's appearance)
  3. foot (unit of measure equal to twelve inches)
    Synonym: foot
Derived termsEdit

AdverbEdit

bộ

  1. (only in fixed expressions) on foot
    đi/cuốc bộ
    to walk
    đi bộ đến trường
    to walk to school
    Tao cuốc bộ muốn lọi giò luôn!
    I walked for so long my legs are literally dying!
    chạy bộ
    to run
    lội bộ
    to wade
    tản bộ
    to stroll
  2. (by extension, only in fixed expressions) on land
    lính thuỷ đánh bộ
    a marine
    giao thông đường bộ
    land traffic

ParticleEdit

bộ

  1. sentence-initial question particle, is it that? do...? I bet ...
    Bộ tụi bây thấy chán lắm hay sao vậy?Do you guys just get seriously bored or what?

Etymology 3Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from 簿.

NounEdit

bộ

  1. (dated, in compounds) Synonym of bạ (register)
Derived termsEdit