không

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Muong[edit]

Muong cardinal numbers
0 1  > 
    Cardinal : không

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Vietnamese không.

Numeral[edit]

không

  1. zero

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Vietic *k-roːŋ (river), from Proto-Mon-Khmer *ruŋ ~ ruuŋ ~ ruəŋ (river); cognate with Vietnamese sông.

Noun[edit]

không

  1. river

Vietnamese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from (empty, nothing, none). This is now the main negator in Vietnamese and, in formal writing, virtually the only negator; however, see the list of other negators at the end.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

không

  1. not (negates meaning of verb)
    Tôi không phải người Việt Nam.
    I am not Vietnamese.
  2. idly, without doing anything
    • 1936, Vũ Trọng Phụng, chapter 1, in Số đỏ, Hà Nội báo:
      – Một hào đấy! Bói rẻ còn hơn ngồi không.
      "Here you have a dime! A cheap fortune-teller is still better than sitting without anything to do."

Verb[edit]

không

  1. not have; to lack

Adjective[edit]

không

  1. without anything added
    cơm khôngonly rice

Interjection[edit]

không

  1. (to an affirmative question) no
  2. (to a negative question) yes

Particle[edit]

không

  1. question particle

See also[edit]

Numeral[edit]

Vietnamese cardinal numbers
0 1  > 
    Cardinal : không

không

  1. (cardinal) zero
    hai nghìn không trăm lẻ một
    two thousand and one
    (literally, “two thousand zero hundred zero one”)

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