nhà nước

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Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Calque of Chinese 國家 (quốc gia, literally country and house(hold)), from nhà (house; household) +‎ nước (water; country).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nhà nước

  1. (only in the official names of certain countries) a state
  2. a government
    nhà nước của dân, do dân, vì dân
    the government of the people, by the people, for the people

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