sầu riêng

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Sầu: Sino-Vietnamese for 愁 ("sorrow"). Riêng: Vietnamese for "self/own/private/special." Altogether, the literal translation of sầu riêng is "one's own sorrows."

Durian was named "quả sầu riêng" after an ancient commemorative love story from the Tây Sơn Dynasty, which a man that stayed faithful to his wife after death and had a strong memory of both eating the stinky-but-delicious tu-rên (or durian) that represented their love at first sight.



(classifier cây, quả) sầu riêng

  1. durian