nhà

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Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Vietic *ɲaː (house), from Proto-Mon-Khmer *[j]aa[ʔ] (house) or *sŋiʔ (house) (both problematic in correspondences, however). Akin to Phong-Kniang ɲaː (house), Muong [Hòa Bình] ɲaː² (house); possibly cognate with Old Mon [script needed] (sŋiʔ, house), Modern Mon သ္ၚိ (hɔeˀ, house).

The prefix sense is clearly influenced by the usage of in Chinese, for example 科學 (scientist) - nhà khoa học (scientist).

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Noun[edit]

(classifier căn) nhà (, , , )

  1. a house; a home; a dwelling
  2. a family; a household; a home
  3. a spouse
    Tôi yêu nhà tôi lắm!
    I love my house/home/wife!
    anh/ông nhà tôi
    my husband
    chị/ nhà tôi
    my wife
  4. (in a campus) building
  5. a condominium
    Đội đặc nhiệm nhà C21
    C21-Condominium Task Force

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nhà

  1. professional; expert; performer
  2. dynasty
    nhà Minh
    Ming dynasty

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