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).

Pronunciation[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese: gia (). The prefix sense is clearly influenced by 家 in Chinese, for example 科學家 ‎(kēxuéjiā) - nhà khoa học ‎(scientist).

Noun[edit]

(classifier căn) nhà

  1. house; home; dwelling
  2. family; household; home
  3. 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. condominium
    Đội đặc nhiệm nhà C21
    C21-Condominium Task Force

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Prefix[edit]

nhà

  1. professional; expert; performer
  2. dynasty

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