gấu

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See also: gau, Gau, GAU, and gâu

Vietnamese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (North Central Vietnam) gụ

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Vietic *c-guːʔ ~ *c-kuːʔ, from Proto-Mon-Khmer *ɟkaw; cognate with Bahnar chơgơu and Proto-Katuic *hŋkaw.

The "romantic partner" sense is probably derived from gấu bông (teddy bear).

Pronunciation[edit]

gấu

Noun[edit]

(classifier con) gấu (, 𦵷, 𤠰)

  1. a bear (large mammal of family Ursidae)
    Truyện gấu ăn trăngTale of the Bear Who Ate the Moon

Derived terms[edit]

Derived terms

Noun[edit]

gấu

  1. (slang) date; romantic partner

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