viện

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See also: vien, viền, viên, and Viên

Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from (court).

Noun[edit]

viện

  1. institute
  2. court chamber
  3. (colloquial) Short for bệnh viện (hospital).
    Ngày tôi chăm mẹ chồng trong viện thì anh đang hớn hở đưa bồ đi viện đẻ.
    The day I looked after my mother-in-law in hospital was also the day my overjoyed husband took his mistress to hospital to give birth.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

Verb[edit]

viện

  1. to advance or give reasons for; to invoke; to call upon; to adduce; to allege
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