quả

VietnameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Sino-Vietnamese, from ("fruit")

PronunciationEdit

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): /kwaː˧˩/
  • (Huế) IPA(key): /kwaː˧˩/
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): /waː˨˦/

NounEdit

(cái) quả

  1. piece of fruit
  2. (by extension) something round
  3. round, painted casket (i.e., a jewelry box) with a lid
    quả trầu
    small box of betel nuts
  4. punch (a hit or strike with one's fist)
    Tao đấm cho mày một quả!
    I'll punch you!
  5. ultimate outcome, end result
  6. snakehead (fish)

SynonymsEdit

  • (piece of fruit): trái, trái cây
  • (anything round): trái
  • (punch): (cái) đấm
  • (ultimate outcome): kết cục
  • (snakehead): cá quả, cá chuối, cá lóc, cá xộp, cá tràu, cá đô

ClassifierEdit

quả

  1. Refers to anything round, such as a piece of fruit.
    quả bóng
    a football; a balloon
    quả trứng
    an egg
    quả tim
    the heart

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Last modified on 7 April 2014, at 12:57