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See also: trống, trỏng, and trọng

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]


Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse þrǫng.


trong m (definite singular trongen, uncountable)

  1. need
    Me har trong for fleire folk.
    We have a need for more people.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse þrǫngr.


trong (masculine and feminine trong, neuter trongt, definite singular and plural tronge, comparative trongare, indefinite superlative trongast, definite superlative trongaste)

  1. tight, narrow
    Dei gjekk gjennom tronge fjellpass.
    They walked through narrow mountain passes.

Etymology 3[edit]



  1. past tense of trenga and trenge




Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Vietnamese tlao᷄, from Proto-Vietic *k-lɔːŋ (clear; limpid).


trong (, , , 𤁘, 𤄯)

  1. (of liquid) clear and thus presumably clean
    Antonym: đục
    Nước trong mà ! Uống chắc không sao đâu !
    The water looks pretty clean! Prolly wouldn't hurt to drink a bit!
  2. (of a material) translucent or transparent
    Synonym: trong suốt

Derived terms[edit]

Derived terms

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Vietnamese tlao᷄, from Proto-Vietic *k-lɔːŋ (inside), from Proto-Mon-Khmer *kluuŋ ~ *[k]luəŋ (middle; insides). Cognates include Muong tlong, Chut [Rục] klɔːŋ¹, Pacoh callúng, Semnam kluoːŋ, Bulo Stieng kluŋ, and Khmer ក្នុង (knong). See also lòng. Proto-Tai *klaːŋᴬ (whence Thai กลาง (glaang)) and Proto-Mienic *ɢljaŋᴬ (whence Iu Mien jaangh) might just be look-alikes.

Attested in Phật thuyết đại báo phụ mẫu ân trọng kinh (佛說大報父母恩重經) as (MC kuŋ) (modern SV: công) and (MC ɡɨoŋH) (modern SV: cộng).

Unrelated to Chinese (OC *truŋ) (B-S), which is read trung in modern Vietnamese and spelled tru᷄ in the Dictionarium Annamiticum Lusitanum et Latinum.


trong (, , 𡧲, 𥪝, 𥪞, 𪚚)

  1. in; inside; within (an interior or enclosed space)
    trong nhà/phòngin(side) the house/room
    trong tim/lòng/bụngin one's heart (literally, “inside the heart/entrails/stomach”)
  2. within (an amount of time)
    Synonym: trong vòng
    trong (vòng) 4 tiếngwithin four hours
  3. in/among (a group)
    Synonym: trong số
    trong đám đôngin/among the crowd
  4. in (a place in southern Vietnam)
    trong namsomeplace in southern Vietnam; "the south"
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