giày

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Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

王力《汉越语研究》("Studies on Sino-Vietnamese lexicon" by Wang Li) lists "giày" as a possible borrowing of Sinitic ("shoe") with post-borrowing "pronunciation Vietnamisation" (汉语越化). Its Chu Nom reading 𥀌 (sound from ), however, has made this a dubious possibility. "hài" would be predicted from 鞋 using the Middle Chinese-Vietnamese sound correspondences.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): /z̻ɐj˨˩/
  • (Huế) IPA(key): /jɐj˧˧/
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): /jɐj˨˩/

Noun[edit]

giày

  1. shoe

Derived terms[edit]