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Sino-Vietnamese word from 氫氣, composed of 氫 (“hydrogen”) and 氣 (“gas”). The Chinese character 氫 (khinh) is composed of 气 (khí, chemical radical for "gassy" elements) + 輕 (khinh, “lightweight”), due to the lightness of hydrogen.
- (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [xïŋ˧˧ xi˧˦]
- (Huế) IPA(key): [kʰɨn˧˧ kʰɪj˨˩˦] ~ [xɨn˧˧ xɪj˨˩˦]
- (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [kʰɨn˧˧ kʰɪj˦˥] ~ [xɨn˧˧ xɪj˦˥]