PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • Rhymes: -e
  • Hyphenation: quê

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin quem (what).

PronounEdit

quê

  1. (interrogative, sentence-final) what (which thing)
    Pensas no quê?
    You are thinking about what?
    Quê?
    What?
Derived termsEdit

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 (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, rural area
  2. birthplace
    Synonym: nơi sinh
  3. hometown; place one is originally from; hometown of one's ancestors, usually considered in the male line
    Synonym: quê quán
    Tết này có về quê không?
    Will you go back to your hometown this New Year?

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AdjectiveEdit

quê (, 𬫀)

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

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