bạc

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Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Perhaps from Proto-Vietic *baːk (white) or Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (“white”; SV: bạch); compare Proto-Pong *paːk⁸ (“white”), Pong paːk, Thổ pɐːk⁸.

Noun[edit]

bạc (, , , , , )

  1. (chemistry) silver
  2. money
Derived terms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bạc (, , , , , )

  1. made of silver
  2. silvery
  3. (of hair) gray/grey
    Tóc thầy bạc trắng như mây
    The teacher's hair is "white" (gray) like a cloud
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from (“poor; weak”).

Adjective[edit]

bạc (, , , , , )

  1. (of fate or life) miserable; ill