VietnameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Sino-Vietnamese word from (“fate”).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

duyên

  1. the predestined tie that is believed to have people meet each other
    duyên số
    the tying of fate
    Có duyên thì sẽ có ngày gặp lại.
    If we're tied by fate, we'll meet again soon.
    Hữu duyên thiên lí năng tương ngộ. Vô duyên đối diện bất tương phùng.
    Tied by fate and you're likely to meet despite great distance. Not tied by fate and you wouldn't even see each other eye to eye up close.
  2. tact, charm or grace
    nói năng có duyên
    charmingly eloquent

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