tiếc

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Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (to cherish; to regret, SV: tích).

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Verb[edit]

tiếc

  1. to regret; to be regretful; to lament; to cry over spilt milk
    • 2015, Ngải Tiểu Đồ, Hồ Đồ, MintRight Inc., →ISBN:
      Tiếc rằng, cuối cùng Lục Ứng Khâm không cho cô cơ hội ấy.
      Unfortunately, in the end Luc Ung Kham did not give her the chance.
  2. to begrudge; to treasure; to strive to save (money, etc.)

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