chẳng

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See also: chang, Chang, cháng, chàng, chāng, and chǎng

Muong[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Vietnamese chẳng, Nguôn chẳng.

Adverb[edit]

chẳng

  1. no

Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Originally meant "no" in early Vietnamese; this usage was replaced by không, but chẳng is still used for effect. Cognate with Muong chẳng, Nguôn chẳng. Compare Thai ช่าง (châang), Lao ຊ່າງ (sāng, to not care). See also chăng and chả.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

chẳng (, , , , , )

  1. not at all
    Chẳng biết.
    No idea.
  2. even if not
    Chẳng chua, nhưng vẫn có thể là chanh.
    Even if it isn’t sour, it could still be a lemon.
  3. if not
  4. there is not

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