phim

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Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French film, from English film

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(classifier cuốn) phim

  1. film

Noun[edit]

(classifier bộ, cuốn, thức) phim

  1. any type of video involving cinematic elements, such as movies, TV series, commercials, documentaries, etc., except music videos.
  2. a clip of footage
  3. refers to pornographic videos

Usage notes[edit]

  • Phim is rather a very generic word for "kinds of videos", as Vietnamese lacks proper distinguishing terms for those. One may not need to specify the type of video when in doubt; phim would suffice.

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