lặn

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Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Vietic *lanʔ.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

lặn (𠓬, 𣵰)

  1. to dive
    thợ lặn
    a professional diver
  2. to hide (from something unpleasant)
    Cái thằng lặn đâu mất rồi? Hôm nay đến lượt nó trực nhật.
    Where's he hiding? It's his turn to do class chores.
    Nó lặn mất tăm rồi. Nó trốn khỏi bọn đòi nợ.
    He's gone for good. He's hiding from debt collectors.
  3. (of the sun) to set
    Antonym: mọc

Derived terms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lặn (𠓬, 𣵰)

  1. (genetics) recessive
    Antonym: trội
    gen lặnrecessive gene