tiến sĩ

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Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese, from 進士

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): /tiɜn˧ˀ˦ s̪i˦ˀ˥/
  • (Huế) IPA(key): /tiɜŋ˦˥ ʂɪj˧˩/
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): /tiɜŋ˦ˀ˥ ʂɪj˨˦/

Noun[edit]

tiến

  1. doctor (one who holds a Ph.D.)
  2. originally individuals who had passed all three levels of examination held by the government in feudal Vietnam.

Usage notes[edit]

Capitalized when used before someone's name.