cứng

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See also: cung, cùng, cúng, and cũng

Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (“powerful, strong”; SV: kình), or, alternatively, from Proto-Vietic *kəŋʔ. Compare Khmer កឹង (kəng) and Pacoh câng. Also a semantic loan from English hard in hard copy.

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Adjective[edit]

cứng

  1. hard
    Synonym: rắn
    cứng cáp
    full-fledged; mature; grown-up
    cứng nhắc
    rigid; inflexible
    ổ đĩa cứng
    a hard drive
  2. (of a copy of a document) hard

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