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Etymology 1Edit

From que (what)

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

quê

  1. (sentence-final) what (which thing)
    Pensas no quê?
    What are you thinking about?
    Quê?
    What?
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NounEdit

quê m (plural quês)

  1. a characteristic (distinguishable feature of a person or thing)

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

quê m (plural quês)

  1. cue (name of the letter Q, q)

VietnameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Vietic *k-veːr ~ *k-weːl (village); cognate with Muong quêl (village) and Chut [Rục] /kəveːl¹/. Compare also Proto-Katuic *wiil ~ *weel (whence Pacoh veil).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

quê (, 𬫀)

  1. countryside; the country
  2. a birthplace
  3. a hometown
    Tết này có về quê hông?
    Will you go back to your hometown this New Year?
  4. one's parent's birthplace

Usage notesEdit

  • When making an ID card, it is required to list your parent's (usually father's) hometown instead even if it's not the same as yours.

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AdjectiveEdit

quê

  1. Short for quê mùa (typical of countrymen; rural, lame and tacky).
  2. (Southern Vietnam, by extension) very embarrassing; mortifying

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