kính

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See also: kinh, kình, and kỉnh

Vietnamese[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from (“mirror”)

Noun[edit]

kính

  1. glass

Noun[edit]

(classifier cái) kính

  1. eyeglasses
  2. (colloquial, chiefly in Southern Vietnam) a mirror
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Usage notes[edit]
  • Some people also say cặp kính which is akin to the English expression "pair of glasses".
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Etymology 2[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from (“to respect”)

Verb[edit]

kính

  1. (rare, chiefly in idioms) to respect
    kính trên nhường dưới
    to respect the elderly and consider the young
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Prefix[edit]

kính

  1. respectfully; cordially
    Kính chào quý khách.
    Greetings.
    Kính mời ngài đến dự tiệc cưới của con chúng tôi.
    You are cordially invited to our children's wedding.
    Kính chúc ông bà mạnh khoẻ, sống lâu.
    We wish you good health and a long life.