See also: trai, traí, trăi, traï, trại, and tra'i

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VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Vietic *klaajʔ

AdjectiveEdit

trái (, , )

  1. (often with bên) left (side, direction)
    bên trái
    on the left
    Rẽ/Quẹo (tay) trái.
    Turn left.
  2. reverse (side)
    mặt trái của tấm vải
    the reverse of a piece of cloth
  3. (rare) morally wrong, unreasonable, illogical
    phân rõ phải trái, đúng sai
    to distinguish between right and wrong
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AdverbEdit

trái ()

  1. inside out
    Lộn trái quần áo để phơi.
    Turn the clothes inside out and hang them out to dry.
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PrepositionEdit

trái ()

  1. contrary to, despite
    nắng trái tiết
    unseasonably sunny
    (literally, “sunny despite the climate”)
    trái nghĩaantonymous
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Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Mon-Khmer *pləjʔ (fruit), whence also Khmer ផ្លែ (phlae, fruit).

NounEdit

trái (𢁑, 𣛤, 𢁑, 𣡙, 𣡚, 𧀞)

  1. (chiefly Southern Vietnam) a piece of fruit
    ăn trái (cây)
    to eat fruit
  2. (informal) land mine
    gài trái
    to place land mines
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ClassifierEdit

trái (𢁑, 𣛤, 𢁑, 𣡙, 𣡚, 𧀞)

  1. (chiefly Southern Vietnam) Refers to anything round, such as a piece of fruit.
    trái chôm chômrambutan
    trái lựu đạngrenade
    trái núimountain
    trái banhfootball
    trái câya piece of fruit
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Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

trái ()

  1. smallpox
    lên trái
    to come down with smallpox
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Etymology 4Edit

RomanizationEdit

trái

  1. Sino-Vietnamese reading of
  2. Sino-Vietnamese reading of

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