xiên

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Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (SV: thiên).

Noun[edit]

(classifier cái) xiên ()

  1. fork
    Synonyms: dĩa, nĩa
  2. skewer
    cái xiên thịta meat skewer
    cầm xiên xiên cáto skewer a fish with a skewer

Verb[edit]

xiên ()

  1. (transitive) to skewer, to impale
    xiên thịt nướng chảto skewer meat and grill kabobs

Etymology 2[edit]

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (SV: phiên).

Adjective[edit]

xiên (, , , , , 𠉟) (phonemic reduplicative xiên xiên)

  1. slanted, oblique
    Synonyms: nghiêng, chéo, xiên xẹo
    chữ in xiênoblique characters
    đường xiênslanted road; slanted line
    Nắng chiếu xiên vào nhà.Sunlight enters the house at an angle.
  2. (figuratively) crooked, dishonest
    Synonym: xiên xẹo
    kẻ xiêna crook
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