cân

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Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from (“catty”).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cân

  1. (colloquial, dated) kilogram
    cân nặng
    weight
    nặng cân
    heavy; formidable

Synonyms[edit]

Noun[edit]

(classifier cái, chiếc, cán) cân

  1. a weighing instrument; a balance, scale, etc.
    cán cân công lí
    the scales of justice

Verb[edit]

cân

  1. to weigh
    cân đo đong đếm
    to weigh, measure, put in measuring cups, count; to perform exhaustive measurement
    cân nhắc
    to weigh your options

Adjective[edit]

cân

  1. in some kind of balance or equilibrium
    tam giác cân
    an isosceles triangle
    cân đối
    in shape and healthy

Welsh[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • cana (literary third-person singular present/future; second-person singular imperative)
  • caniff (colloquial third-person singular present/future)
  • canith (colloquial third-person singular present/future)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cân f (plural caneuon)

  1. song

Related terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

cân

  1. (literary) inflection of canu:
    1. third-person singular present indicative/future
    2. second-person singular imperative

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
cân gân nghân chân
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.