thành phố

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Vietnamese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from 城庯, composed of (city) and (street). Sino-Vietnamese word from 城舖.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

thành phố

  1. a city
  2. one of the five province-level subdivisions of Vietnam labeled thành phố trực thuộc trung ương (literally city under the central (national) government's direct management), namely Hà Nội (Hanoi), Hải Phòng (Haiphong), Đà Nẵng (Da Nang), Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh (Ho Chi Minh City) and Cần Thơ; itself is subdivided into quận (districts)
  3. the capital of a Vietnamese tỉnh (province), labeled thành phố trực thuộc tỉnh (literally city under a province's direct management); itself is subdivided into phường (wards)