bắc

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Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from (north). Compare bấc (as in gió bấc (northern wind)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bắc

  1. north; northern

Prefix[edit]

bắc

  1. north; northern
    Bắc Ai-lenNorthern Ireland

Coordinate terms[edit]

  • (compass points)
tây bắc bắc đông bắc
tây Compass rose simple plain.svg đông
tây nam nam đông nam


Verb[edit]

bắc

  1. to place things so that you can climb them to reach a higher spot
    bắc thangto place a ladder so you can climb it
    Bắc thang lên mà hỏi ông trời !
    Go get a ladder and ask the heavenly lord! / How in the whole wide world should I know!?
    bắc ghế lên bànto put a chair on top of a table so you can stand on it
  2. to place a pot or pan onto a stove, or to take it off it
    bắc nồi xuốngto take the pot off the stove