khách

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Muong[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Cognate with Vietnamese sách.

Noun[edit]

khách

  1. (Mường Bi) book

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Vietic *k-rac, from some form of Chinese Chinese . Cognate with Vietnamese sắt.

Noun[edit]

khách

  1. (Mường Bi) iron (chemical element)

Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from (guest; visitor).

Noun[edit]

khách ()

  1. someone who is not the owner, host or proprietor of a place and who's visiting or temporarily staying at that place; a guest, shopper, patron, customer, client, visitor, passenger, etc.; compare chủ (owner; host; proprietor)
    khách hànga customer or client
    Cửa hàng đông khách.
    The shop/restaurant was crowded. / The shop/restaurant was selling.
    khách đi tàupassengers on a ship or a cruise ship
    đất khách (quê người)a foreign land; somewhere that's not your homeland
  2. (dated) celebrity
  3. (dated, informal) Sino-Vietnamese (ethnic Chinese in Vietnam)
    Chú ăn ở một hiệu khách.
    He ate at a Chinese restaurant.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Onomatopoeic, after the bird's call "khách khách".

Noun[edit]

(classifier con) khách

  1. (onomatopoeia) treepie
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