tủ

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Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (SV: trù). Compare Khmer ទូ (tuu), Lao ຕູ້ (), Thai ตู้ (dtûu).

Noun[edit]

(classifier cái) tủ (, , 𣗿, 󰊤)

  1. cabinet; cupboard; wardrobe; chest; safe
  2. (figuratively, colloquial) something valuable and useful that is kept by people to themselves, and only shown or used in times of need to win over others; stock-in-trade
  3. (figuratively) part of a subject deemed to be high-yield in exams and chosen as the focus of one's study/exam preparation
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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

tủ

  1. (Central Vietnam) to cover (with); to overlay (with)
    Synonym: phủ