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"Thực đơn"

Translation:The menu

April 28, 2016



From Chinese 食單 (shídān).

April 28, 2016


So I'm guessing Vietnamese doesn't have an sh?

May 9, 2016


We don't have the consonant <sh> in Vietnamese but the consonant <s> which sounds pretty much like <sh> in Mandarin. For example:

sử (history) sounds close to 十 shí

san (mountain) sounds close to 山 shān (Surprised? A Chinese-Vietnamese word)

sân (house/school yard) sounds close to 身 shēn

June 8, 2016


Depends on the dialect. In the north (if memory serves) s is pronounced like a retroflex s, like Russian ш or Polish sz, or Hindi ष, transliterated as ṣ (as in the name Kriṣna).

May 9, 2016


It does (technically s) and it did back in the day but many sh- words mutated into th-.

July 4, 2016
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