thần kinh

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Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from 神經, Japanese 神経 (shinkei), Middle Chinese 神經.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

thần kinh

  1. (anatomy) nerve
  2. (colloquial) Synonym of tâm thần (mental disorder)

Derived terms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

thần kinh

  1. (medicine) mental or nervous
  2. (informal) crazy; nuts
    Thần kinh à?
    Are you out of your mind?