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VietnameseEdit

 
thông

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (“pine”; SV: tùng).

NounEdit

(classifier cây) thông

  1. pine (tree of the genus Pinus)

Etymology 2Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

VerbEdit

thông

  1. to go over or through (to); to run through; to travel through; to cross
  2. to clear off; to unchoke; to unclog
  3. to be in succession; to be non-stop; to be on end
  4. to understand (thoroughly) and accept; to understand and agree to
  5. to be familiar with; to master; to be fluent or conversant in
  6. (archaic) to be sufficient; to be enough
Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

thông

  1. Short for thông phán (secretary).
  2. Short for thông ngôn (interpreter).

AdjectiveEdit

thông

  1. (Central Vietnam) good; skilled

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

thông

  1. (Northern Vietnam) Alternative form of sông (river)