tục

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See also: TUC and tức

Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from (“custom; vulgar”).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tục

  1. (slightly literary, chiefly in compounds) a culturally customary practice
    tục nhuộm răng
    the practice of teeth-dyeing
  2. (narratology, only in fixed expressions) legend
    tục truyền rằng
    legend has it that
  3. vulgarity; profanity
    nói tục / văng tục / chửi tục
    to swear; to curse
    Synonyms: thề

Adjective[edit]

tục

  1. vulgar; profane
  2. (slang) lewd
    Cái thằng tục vãi! Thôi dẹp đi mày!
    You lewd son of a gun! Get your mind of the gutter!

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