bánh mì

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vietnamese bánh mì

Noun[edit]

bánh (plural bánh mìs)

  1. Alternative spelling of banh mi

Vietnamese[edit]

bánh mì (Vietnamese-style bread)
bánh mì (Saigon-style sandwich)

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Etymology[edit]

bánh (pastry, cake, bread, dumpling, noodle, wafer, or pudding) +‎ (wheat).

A folk etymology claims that bánh mì is a corruption of French pain de mie. An 1898 dictionary defines French miche as bánh tây, an earlier term for bánh mì.[1]

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Noun[edit]

(classifier chiếc, , cái) bánh (餅麵)

  1. bread or a similar food made of flour, particularly Vietnamese-style bread
    bánh mì ngọt
    sweet bread
  2. (by extension) sandwich
  3. (by extension) Saigon-style sandwich
    bánh mì kẹp thịt
    "sandwich baguette"; banh mi sandwich
    Bánh mì Sài Gòn, một ngàn một ổ!
    Saigonese banh mi, one thousand dongs a loaf!

Usage notes[edit]

  • The classifier chiếc is used in northern Vietnam, while is used in southern Vietnam.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Pierre Gabriel Vallot (1898) Dictionnaire franco-tonkinois illustré [Illustrated Franco-Tonkinese Dictionary]‎[1] (in French), Hanoi: Schneider, page 228
  2. ^ http://www.lib.washington.edu/SouthEastAsia/vsg/elist_2009/Banh%20mi.html