tính

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See also: tinh, tình, and tỉnh

Vietnamese[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (to inspect; to examine, SV: tỉnh).

Verb[edit]

tính

  1. to calculate
  2. to think of; to be of a mind
    • 2005, Nguyễn Ngọc Tư, "Biển người mênh mông" (in Cánh đồng bất tận), Trẻ publishing house
      Tính chết mấy lần rồi, nhưng còn mắc nợ đời.
      I thought of dying several times already, but I still owe life.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

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Noun[edit]

tính

  1. disposition (of people); nature; character; temperament
    • 13th century, Wang Yanglin, Three Character Classic; 1900 English translation by Herbert Giles; 1937 Vietnamese translation by Nguyễn Ký Tế (with modernized spellings);
      Nguời mới sinh ra, tính vốn lành; tính học gần, tập đến xa. Nếu không dạy, tính bèn đổi. Đạo dạy nguời, quý nhất là chuyên.
      Men at their birth are naturally good. Their natures are much the same; their habits become widely different. If foolishly there is no teaching, the nature will deteriorate. The right way in teaching is to attach the utmost importance to thoroughness.
  2. nature (of things); character; property
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Etymology 3[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

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Noun[edit]

tính

  1. (obsolete, only in compounds) surname

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