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See also: phan, Phan, phần, phân, phản, and phận

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VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from (“powder”), shortened from Chinese 粉筆 (phấn bút, chalk, literally powdery writing instrument).

NounEdit

(classifier cục, viên, hòn) phấn

  1. a (piece of) chalk (a piece of chalk used for drawing and on a blackboard)

Etymology 2Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from (“powder”), shortened from Chinese 花粉 (hoa phấn, pollen, literally flower powder).

NounEdit

phấn

  1. (botany) pollen
    phấn hoa
    pollen
    thụ phấn
    to fertilize with pollen