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EtymologyEdit

Sino-Vietnamese word from (“to fly”) and (“field”). Compare Chinese 飛機場飞机场 (fēijīchǎng), 機場机场 (jīchǎng, “airport”).

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NounEdit

phi trường

  1. (obsolete outside Overseas Vietnamese communities) airport, airfield

Usage notesEdit

  • This is a South Vietnamese word that has been displaced by its northern counterpart sân bay.

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