đậu

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Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese, from ("bean")

Noun[edit]

đậu

  1. bean
  2. nut
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

đậu

  1. (transitive) park (bring to a halt)
    Đậu xe lại nghỉ.
    Park the car and rest.
    Cấm đậu xe
    No parking
  2. (transitive) moor
    Thuyền đậu lại một ngày ở bến.
    The boat was moored at the dock for a day.
  3. (intransitive) perch, alight
    Chim đậu trên cành.
    The bird perches on a branch.
  4. (chiefly in Southern dialects) pass (an examination)
Synonyms[edit]
  • (park): đỗ (chiefly in Northern dialects)
  • (moor): đỗ (chiefly in Northern dialects)
  • (perch): đỗ (chiefly in Northern dialects)
  • (pass): đỗ (in Northern dialects only)

References[edit]

Hồ Ngọc Đức, "đậu," Free Vietnamese Dictionary Project (details)