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Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (festival, SV: tiết). Doublet of tiết.



(classifier cái) Tết ()

  1. Lunar New Year (the first three days of the first lunar month)
  2. (by extension) Used in the names of some other holidays/festivals
    Tết dương lịch / Tết TâyNew Year
    Tết Nguyên Đán / Tết âm lịch / Tết taLunar New Year
    Tết Đoan NgọDuanwu
    Tết Trung thuMid-Autumn Festival
    Chúc anh chị một cái Tết vui vẻ.
    We wish you a Happy Lunar New Year.
  3. (rare, by extension, usually in simplified translation) a festival
    "tết" con traiKodomo no Hi
    "tết" con gáiHinamatsuri

Usage notes[edit]

  • Tết can broadly include the last (30th) day of the last month of the previous lunar year (the "Lunar New Year's Eve"), and up to seven days after the first three days.

Related terms[edit]

  • tiết (section, period, time, season)

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