lên

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See also: len, Len, and leń

Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Mon-Khmer *slin (to rise). See also trên, from Proto-Mon-Khmer *s‹p›lin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): /l̪en˧˧/
  • (Huế) IPA(key): /len˧˧/
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): /l̻ʲɜːn˧˥/

Verb[edit]

lên

  1. go up, come up, rise
  2. to be or reach a certain age