nhà

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Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Vietic *ɲaː (house), from Proto-Mon-Khmer *[j]aa[ʔ] (house) or *sŋiʔ (house) (both problematic in correspondences, however). Akin to Pong ɲaː ("house"), Muong [Hòa Bình] ɲaː² ("house"); possibly cognate with Old Mon sŋiʔ ("house", Modern Mon သ္ၚိ (hɔeˀ, house)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese: gia (). The prefix sense is clearly influenced by 家 in Chinese, for example 科學家 (kēxuéjiā) - nhà khoa học ("scientist").

Noun[edit]

(classifier căn) nhà

  1. house; home; dwelling
  2. family; household; home
  3. spouse
    Tôi yêu nhà tôi lắm!
    I love my house/home/wife!
    Anh/ông nhà tôi
    My husband
    Chị/ nhà tôi
    My wife
  4. (in a campus) building
  5. condominium
    Đội đặc nhiệm nhà C21
    C21-Condominium Task Force

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Prefix[edit]

nhà

  1. professional; expert; performer
  2. dynasty

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