trái

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Vietnamese[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Proto-Vietic *klaajʔ (left)

Adjective[edit]

trái (, , )

  1. (often with bên) left (side, direction)
    bên trái
    on the left
    Rẽ (tay) trái. Quẹo (tay) trái.
    Turn left.
  2. reverse (side)
    mặt trái của tấm vải
    the reverse of a piece of cloth
  3. (rare) morally wrong, unreasonable, illogical
    phân rõ phải trái, đúng sai
    to distinguish between right and wrong
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Adverb[edit]

trái ()

  1. inside out
    Lộn trái quần áo để phơi.
    Turn the clothes inside out and hang them out to dry.
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trái ()

  1. contrary to, despite
    nắng trái tiết
    unseasonably sunny (literally, "sunny despite the climate")
    trái nghĩa
    antonymous
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Mon-Khmer *pləjʔ (fruit), whence also Khmer ផ្លែ (phlae) ("fruit").

Noun[edit]

(classifier cái) trái (𢁑, 𣛤, 𢁑, 𣡙, 𣡚, 𧀞)

  1. fruit; piece of fruit
    ăn trái (cây)
    to eat fruit
  2. (informal) land mine
    gài trái
    to place land mines
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trái (𢁑, 𣛤, 𢁑, 𣡙, 𣡚, 𧀞)

  1. Refers to anything round, such as a piece of fruit.
    trái chôm chôm
    a rambutan
    trái lựu đạn
    a grenade
    trái núi
    a mountain
    trái banh
    a football
    trái cây
    a piece of fruit
    Trái Đất
    the Earth
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  • (anything round): quả
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Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

trái ()

  1. smallpox
    lên trái
    to come down with smallpox
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Romanization[edit]

trái

  1. Sino-Vietnamese reading of
  2. Sino-Vietnamese reading of

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