giả

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See also: gia, giá, già, giã, ĝia, gi'a, and Gia

Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

Adjective[edit]

giả

  1. fake; false
  2. artificial; false
    tóc giảa wig
    răng giảa false tooth
    chân giảa prosthetic leg
    đạo đức giảdeceptively virtuous; hypocritical

Verb[edit]

giả

  1. to pretend
    Đừng giả ngu!
    Don't act dumb!
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Etymology 2[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

Suffix[edit]

giả

  1. someone of that type, someone who does that
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Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

giả

  1. Northern Vietnam form of trả (to return, to give back)
    • 1791-1792, Cao Xueqin & Gao E, Dream of the Red Chamber, Ch. 27; 1962, Vietnamese translation by Vũ Bội Hoàng, Nguyễn Thọ, & Nguyễn Doãn Địch
      Ngay trong đám anh chị em, ai tốt với em, thì em tốt giả, bất cứ là con nàng hầu, vợ lẽ.
      Among just us brothers and sisters, whoever is kind to me, to them I'll be kind in return; anyone, whether they were a servant's or concubine's child.