đồ

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Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Noun[edit]

đồ (, , 𣘊)

  1. (collective) unspecified stuff or things
  2. (Southern Vietnam) Synonym of cái (the thing that is used for...; the whatsit that is used for...; -er)
    cái/đồ đánh trứng
    a whisk
    (literally, “the whatsit that's used for whisking eggs”)
  3. (by extension) belongings
  4. (by extension) clothes
    đồ tây
    suits or skirt suits

Derived terms[edit]

Particle[edit]

đồ (𨢕)

  1. used with adjectives to form insults
    Đồ chó má!
    You piece of shit!
    Đồ ngu!
    You idiot!

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Vietic *doː. Cognate with Muong tồ.

Verb[edit]

đồ (, )

  1. to steam (glutinous rice)
    đồ xôi
    to steam glutinous rice

Etymology 3[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from (diagram; chart; map; picture).

Verb[edit]

đồ

  1. to trace (a drawing or painting)
  2. to duplicate (a drawing or painting)

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