VietnameseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably from some variant of Old Chinese (OC *s.n̥ˤi[ŋ]) (B-S) (SV: thiên). Compare Proto-Hlai *C-ŋin (thousand).

PronunciationEdit

NumeralEdit

nghìn (𠦳)

  1. (Northern Vietnam, only in compounds) thousand
    Sáng mẹ cho 5 nghìn, chiều mẹ cho 5 nghìn nữa là 10 nghìn.
    Mom gave me 5000 in the morning, and then she gave me another 5000, totaling in 10,000.