Vietnam

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National flag of Vietnam

English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Vietnamese Việt Nam. Extended senses come from the Vietnam War.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /(ˈ)vjɛtˈnɑːm/, /(ˈ)vjɛtˈnæm/, /(ˈ)viːətˈnɑːm/, /(ˈ)viːətˈnæm/
  • (US) IPA(key): /(ˈ)vjɛtˈnɑm/, /(ˈ)vjɛtˈnæm/, /ˌvi.ətˈnɑm/, /ˌvi.ətˈnæm/
  • (file)
  • (US, rare, perhaps modeled on piece etc, or the South Vietnamese pronunciation) IPA(key): /(ˈ)vitˈnɑm/, /(ˈ)vitˈnæm/
  • Rhymes: -ɑːm, -æm

Proper noun[edit]

Vietnam

  1. A country in Southeast Asia, on the east coast of the Indochina Peninsula, officially named Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
    Synonyms: (official name) Socialist Republic of Vietnam, (informal) Nam
  2. (chiefly US, colloquial) The Vietnam War.
    Synonym: (informal) Nam

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

Vietnam (plural Vietnams)

  1. A long and protracted war or conflict in which the dominating foreign occupier is unable to secure a victory.
    another Vietnam
    the Soviet Union's Vietnam (the 1979–89 occupation of Afghanistan)
    France's Vietnam (the Algerian War or First Indochina War)
  2. (US, slang) A place that is very dangerous, especially if afflicted by violence.
    • 1992, “187um (Deep Cover Remix)”, in Deep Cover, performed by Dr. Dre and Snoop Doggy Dogg:
      Welcome back to Vietnam, California.
    • 1992, “Rat-Tat-Tat-Tat”, in The Chronic, Death Row Records, performed by Dr. Dre:
      Vietnam, California, back in and on a mission.
  3. (US, slang, by extension) A situation in which one cannot win.
    • 1989, Michael Goodwin and Naomi Wise, On the Edge: The Life and Times of Francis Coppola, p. 195:
      Everyone was miserable, including Coppola. "It was my Vietnam," he moaned a few months later.
    • 2011, “Judy is your Viet Nam”, performed by They Might Be Giants:
      Judy is the great deceiver / Judy is your Viet Nam

See also[edit]


Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vietnamese Việt Nam.

Proper noun[edit]

Vietnam m

  1. Vietnam

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vietnamese Việt Nam.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Vietnam m

  1. Vietnam (a country in Asia)

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Central Huasteca Nahuatl[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vietnamese Việt Nam.

Proper noun[edit]

Vietnam

  1. Vietnam (a country in Asia)

Central Nahuatl[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vietnamese Việt Nam.

Proper noun[edit]

Vietnam

  1. Vietnam (a country in Asia)

Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vietnamese Việt Nam.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Vietnam m inan

  1. Vietnam

Declension[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Vietnam in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • Vietnam in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Danish[edit]

Danish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia da

Etymology[edit]

From Vietnamese Việt Nam.

Proper noun[edit]

Vietnam

  1. Vietnam

Dutch[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nl

Etymology[edit]

From Vietnamese Việt Nam.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /vjɛtˈnɑm/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Viet‧nam
  • Rhymes: -ɑm

Proper noun[edit]

Vietnam n

  1. Vietnam

Derived terms[edit]


Finnish[edit]

Finnish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia fi

Etymology[edit]

From Vietnamese Việt Nam.

Proper noun[edit]

Vietnam

  1. Vietnam
    Vietnamin sosialistinen tasavaltaSocialist Republic of Vietnam

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Vietnam (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative Vietnam
genitive Vietnamin
partitive Vietnamia
illative Vietnamiin
singular plural
nominative Vietnam
accusative nom. Vietnam
gen. Vietnamin
genitive Vietnamin
partitive Vietnamia
inessive Vietnamissa
elative Vietnamista
illative Vietnamiin
adessive Vietnamilla
ablative Vietnamilta
allative Vietnamille
essive Vietnamina
translative Vietnamiksi
instructive
abessive Vietnamitta
comitative
Possessive forms of Vietnam (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person Vietnamini Vietnamimme
2nd person Vietnamisi Vietnaminne
3rd person Vietnaminsa

French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vietnamese Việt Nam.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Vietnam m

  1. Vietnam (a country in Southeast Asia)

Derived terms[edit]


Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vietnamese Việt Nam.

Proper noun[edit]

Vietnam m

  1. Vietnam

Related terms[edit]


German[edit]

German Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia de

Etymology[edit]

From Vietnamese Việt Nam.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /vi̯ɛtˈnam/, /-ˈnaːm/, [vjɛt-], [vi.ɛt-], [ʋ-]
  • IPA(key): /virtˈnam/, [viɐ̯tˈnam] (colloquial variant; compare Serviette)
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -am, -aːm

Proper noun[edit]

Vietnam n (proper noun, genitive Vietnams or (optionally with an article) Vietnam, plural Vietnam)

  1. Vietnam (a country in Southeast Asia)
    • 2012, Otto Nigsch, Regierung und Gouvernance: Zur Geschichte der bestehenden Ordnung, page 102:
      Dieser zweite Teil der Genfer Erklärung sah auch vor, im Juli 1956 Wahlen zur Vereinigung der beiden Vietnam durchzuführen, doch wurde dieser Teil der Verträge nicht mehr unterschrieben.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
    • 2014, Heino Caesar, Commander: Ein Bericht. Buch 3, page 180:
      Es war ein blau-gelb-grüner runder Fleck im dunklen Meer unter ihnen auf 17° Nordbreite, der noch existierenden Demarkationslinie zwischen den beiden Vietnam.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

Usage notes[edit]

  • The plural Vietnam refers to North Vietnam (German: Nordvietnam) and South Vietnam (German: Südvietnam).

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


Hungarian[edit]

Hungarian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia hu

Etymology[edit]

From Vietnamese Việt Nam.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈvijɛtnaːm]
  • Hyphenation: Vi‧et‧nam

Proper noun[edit]

Vietnam

  1. Superseded spelling of Vietnám.[1]

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative Vietnam Vietnamok
accusative Vietnamot Vietnamokat
dative Vietnamnak Vietnamoknak
instrumental Vietnammal Vietnamokkal
causal-final Vietnamért Vietnamokért
translative Vietnammá Vietnamokká
terminative Vietnamig Vietnamokig
essive-formal Vietnamként Vietnamokként
essive-modal
inessive Vietnamban Vietnamokban
superessive Vietnamon Vietnamokon
adessive Vietnamnál Vietnamoknál
illative Vietnamba Vietnamokba
sublative Vietnamra Vietnamokra
allative Vietnamhoz Vietnamokhoz
elative Vietnamból Vietnamokból
delative Vietnamról Vietnamokról
ablative Vietnamtól Vietnamoktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
Vietnamé Vietnamoké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
Vietnaméi Vietnamokéi
Possessive forms of Vietnam
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. Vietnamom Vietnamjaim
2nd person sing. Vietnamod Vietnamjaid
3rd person sing. Vietnamja Vietnamjai
1st person plural Vietnamunk Vietnamjaink
2nd person plural Vietnamotok Vietnamjaitok
3rd person plural Vietnamjuk Vietnamjaik

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^  A magyar helyesírás szabályai, 12. kiadás (’The Rules of Hungarian Orthography, 12th edition’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 2015. →ISBN

Further reading[edit]


Italian[edit]

Italian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia it

Etymology[edit]

From Vietnamese Việt Nam.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvjɛt.nam/, (traditional) /vjetˈnam/[1]
  • Rhymes: -ɛtnam, (traditional) -am
  • Hyphenation: Vièt‧nam, (traditional) Viet‧nàm

Proper noun[edit]

Vietnam m

  1. Vietnam

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vietnam in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

Anagrams[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Etymology[edit]

From Vietnamese Việt Nam.

Proper noun[edit]

Vietnam

  1. Vietnam

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Etymology[edit]

From Vietnamese Việt Nam.

Proper noun[edit]

Vietnam

  1. Vietnam

Related terms[edit]


Scots[edit]

Scots Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia sco

Etymology[edit]

From English Vietnam, from Vietnamese Việt Nam.

Proper noun[edit]

Vietnam

  1. Vietnam

Slovak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Vietnamese Việt Nam.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Vietnam m (genitive singular Vietnamu, declension pattern of dub)

  1. Vietnam (a country in Asia)

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia es

Etymology[edit]

From Vietnamese Việt Nam.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bjedˈnam/, [bjeð̞ˈnãm]
  • (file)

Proper noun[edit]

Vietnam m

  1. Vietnam

Related terms[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vietnamese Việt Nam.

Proper noun[edit]

Vietnam n (genitive Vietnams)

  1. Vietnam

Anagrams[edit]


Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vietnamese Việt Nam.

Proper noun[edit]

Vietnam

  1. Vietnam

Derived terms[edit]