mắc

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Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Mon-Khmer *kwak (via *kmwak); cognates include Muong quắc, Mon ကွက် (kwɛk, to hang up) and Khasi wah (to hang).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

mắc (, , , 𢹇, 𦄿, 𫄓, 󰄏, 󱓇, 󱕗)

  1. to hang; to hook
  2. to catch; to get caught (in); to be trapped (in); to fall into
  3. to contract (disease); to catch
  4. (Central Vietnam, Southern Vietnam) to contract (debt); to owe
  5. (Central Vietnam, Southern Vietnam) to be busy; to be occupied; to be engaged
  6. (chiefly Central Vietnam, Southern Vietnam) to want to (go to the bathroom, laugh, etc.); to have the desire to
  7. (Southern Vietnam) to cause (one to develop a feeling)

Derived terms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mắc

  1. (Central Vietnam, Southern Vietnam) expensive; dear
    Synonyms: đắt

Noun[edit]

mắc

  1. Short for mắc áo (hanger).