bằng

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See also: bang, bāng, bǎng, bàng, bâng, and băng

Vietnamese[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (“level; even”; SV: bình), from Proto-Vietic *baŋ (flat; even)

Adjective[edit]

bằng (, , , )

  1. (of a surface) flat
  2. (poetry, of a tone) being a ngang (level) or huyền (hanging) tone

Preposition[edit]

bằng

  1. (mathematics) equal to; equals
    một cộng một bằng hai
    one plus one equal to two
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Etymology 2[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese, from (“rely on; on the basis of; by the means of; certificate; diploma”)

Noun[edit]

bằng

  1. diploma; certificate; license
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Preposition[edit]

bằng

  1. by; by means of
    bằng đường bộ ― by land
    bằng ô tô ― by car
  2. made of
    bức tường bằng gạch
    a wall of bricks; a brick wall