VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

lảng

  1. to sneak away; to take French leave
  2. to digress; to try to avoid talking about something; to turn away
    • 1936, Vũ Trọng Phụng, chapter 2, in Số đỏ, Hà Nội báo:
      Muốn lảng chuyện, ông ta bảo người lính xuống nhà giam tạm, lôi bọn người bị bắt lên lấy cung.
      Wishing to turn the conversation away [from this topic], he told the policeman to go down to the temporary prison and drag the arrested people up for interrogation.

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AdjectiveEdit

lảng

  1. (Central Vietnam, Southern Vietnam) hard of hearing due to old age