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"Đồng bằng"

Translation:The plain

May 6, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eggenstein

"plain" as in "bland" or as in "even ground / stretched area"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/blackat87

as in even ground/stretched area :)

plain as in "bland" is "giản dị"/ "đơn giản"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SakuKaarak

My old lang-book translated this as "delta"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LanguageButcher

Should be "the plain."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnCatDubh

From Chinese 平 píng (Hong Kong Cantonese ping4, Guangzhou peng4), ‘flat’.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/blackat87

You know there's a Chinese course on Duolingo, and this is the Vietnamese course, don't you?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnCatDubh

You know there are plenty of people who came here with some background in Chinese (like me) and these connections are immensely helpful mnemonics for us, don’t you?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shea603077

Thanks, knowing the Sino-Vietnamese origins of the words really helps my understanding of the language. I really appreciate it!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wordgeek416

đồng = field

bằng = flat (from 平 - Mandarin píng, Cantonese ping4)

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