tổ quốc

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Sino-Vietnamese word from 祖國.



tổ quốc

  1. (formal or literary) homeland; motherland; fatherland
    • 1961, John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address; free Vietnamese translation by unknown translator
      Đừng hỏi tổ quốc đã làm gì cho ta mà hãy hỏi ta đã làm gì cho tổ quốc. (literally, “Ask not what the homeland has done for us - ask what we have done for the homeland.”)
      Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.

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