xanh

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Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (“blue/green”; SV: thanh)

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xanh

  1. of the colors green or blue; grue
  2. unripe

Usage notes[edit]

  • xanh lá cây or xanh lục should not be overused because it will make sentences clunky in Vietnamese. Most of the time, Vietnamese people do not really care about those shades and they simply go with xanh.

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