gác

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See also: gac and gấc

Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From French garde.

Verb[edit]

gác

  1. to guard; to watch

Derived terms[edit]

Derived terms

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

gác

  1. to put something on something; to hang something on something
    gác chân lên bàn
    to put/rest one's legs on a table
  2. to put on hold
    Giờ ta tạm gác lại chuyện đó.
    Let's put that on hold for the time being.

Etymology 3[edit]

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (“pavillion”; SV: các).

Noun[edit]

gác

  1. (architecture) a wooden platform that is nowadays meant to be a poor man's version of a second floor, usually used in cheap flats to increase living space
    Synonym: gác lửng

Usage notes[edit]

  • If it's a tầng or lầu (floor; story), you get there by climbing a flight of stairs. If it's a gác, you get there by climbing a ladder.

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