vi khuẩn

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Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From vi (, "mini-") and khuẩn (, "bacterium"). Possibly influenced by Chinese 微菌 (wēijūn, "bacteria") and 細菌/细菌 (xìjūn, "bacteria").

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): /vi˧˧ xwɜn˧˩/
  • (Huế) IPA(key): /vɪj˧˧ xwɜŋ˧˩/
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): /vʲɪj˧˥ xwɜŋ˨˦/

Noun[edit]

vi khuẩn

  1. bacterium, bacteria