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VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from , from Middle Chinese (kjæng).

VerbEdit

kinh

  1. (colloquial) to be afraid; to be terrified
Derived termsEdit
Derived terms

AdjectiveEdit

kinh

  1. (informal) remarkable, especially if also horrifying or upsetting at the same time
    Synonyms: ghê, gớm
    kinh tởmdegenerate; disgusting
    Thế mới kinh!Now that's what I call over the top!
    Kinh thật!Man, that was horrible!
    Kinh quá đi!Gosh, that's totally grody!

AdverbEdit

kinh

  1. (informal) remarkably, especially if also horrifyingly or upsettingly at the same time
    Synonyms: ghê, gớm, vật

Etymology 2Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from , from Middle Chinese (keng).

NounEdit

(classifier cuốn / quyển (“book”)) kinh

  1. a holy book
    đọc kinhto read Buddhist chants / a Chinese classic / the Bible
    cầu kinhto pray
    Kinh Thánhthe Holy Bible
    Kinh Cựu Ướcthe Old Testament
    Kinh Tân Ướcthe New Testament
  2. Short for kinh nguyệt (period).
    đau bụng kinhto have a menstrual cramp
  3. Short for động kinh (epilepsy).

Etymology 3Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from , from Middle Chinese (kjæng).

NounEdit

kinh

  1. (historical) Clipping of kinh đô (feudal capital).
    Các sĩ tử lên kinh ứng thí.
    Learned people are coming to the capital to attend the exam.

Etymology 4Edit

NounEdit

kinh

  1. Eye dialect spelling of kênh, representing Central Vietnam and Southern Vietnam Vietnamese.