bánh

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See also: banh, bảnh, bành, and bạnh

Vietnamese[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese ("flour-based food"; SV: bính). Cognate with Muong pẻng.

A false etymology claims that bánh is a corruption of French pain. [1]

Noun[edit]

(classifier chiếc, tấm, ) bánh (, 𩛄, 𤖶)

  1. any sweet, salty, or savory food prepared from flour (especially rice flour) or pressed grains (such as glutinous rice) and cooked by steaming, baking, frying, deep-frying, or boiling; a pastry, cake, bread, dumpling, noodle, wafer, or pudding
    Hôm nay ăn bánh thay cơm.
    Today let's eat dumplings/pastries/bread instead of rice.
    bà hàng bán bánh
    the lady selling dumplings/pastries
    bánh bao
    baozi
    nhân bánh
    dumpling/pastry filling
    bánh sinh nhật
    birthday cake
    bánh mì Pháp
    French bread (literally, "French wheat cake")
    bánh mì kẹp kem
    ice cream in Vietnamese baguette (literally, "ice cream sandwich")
    bánh phở
    pho noodle(s)
  2. cake (a block of any of various dense materials)
    bánh xà phòng (bánh xà bông)
    a cake of soap
Usage notes[edit]
  • Not all noodles are called bánh: depending on the composition and production method, some noodles are considered bún, , miến, etc.
  • Bánh is used with various classifiers, depending on the general shape of the item. A loaf of bánh is classified as chiếc in northern Vietnam but in southern Vietnam. [2] Tấm is used for wafers and the like.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Cognate with Muong bẻnh

Noun[edit]

(classifier chiếc) bánh (𨋣, 軿)

  1. wheel
    xe bốn bánh
    four-wheeled vehicle
Synonyms[edit]
  • (wheel): (cái) quay
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Romanization[edit]

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