quoc ngu

See also: quốc ngữ

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vietnamese quốc ngữ.

NounEdit

quoc ngu (uncountable)

  1. The romanized writing system used to write Vietnamese.
    • 2003, Thaveeporn Vasavakul, in Brown & Ganguly (eds.), Fighting Words, p. 223:
      Promoters of quoc ngu were Vietnamese intellectuals who were either collaborators or anticolonial revolutionaries.
    • 2016, Christopher Goscha, The Penguin History of Modern Vietnam, Penguin 2017, p. 107:
      Students studied French and quoc ngu. Most (not all) agreed that Chinese characters no longer sufficed.