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See also: kinh, kình, and kỉnh

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VietnameseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from (“mirror”)

NounEdit

kính

  1. glass

NounEdit

(classifier cái) kính

  1. eyeglasses
  2. (colloquial, chiefly in Southern Vietnam) a mirror
Derived termsEdit
Usage notesEdit
  • Some people also say cặp kính which is akin to the English expression "pair of glasses".
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from (“to respect”)

VerbEdit

kính

  1. (rare, chiefly in idioms) to respect
    kính trên nhường dưới
    to respect the elderly and consider the young
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PrefixEdit

kính

  1. respectfully; cordially
    Kính chào quý khách.
    Greetings.
    Kính mời ngài đến dự tiệc cưới của con chúng tôi.
    You are cordially invited to our children's wedding.
    Kính chúc ông bà mạnh khoẻ, sống lâu.
    We wish you good health and a long life.