"ChâuMỹ"

Translation:The Americas

2 years ago

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Are North and South America considered a single continent in Vietnam?

1 year ago

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From Chinese 洲 zhōu (Cantonese zau1), ‘continent’, and 美 měi (Cantonese mei5, Hakka mî, Fuzhou mī), ‘beautiful; America (abbreviated)’.

2 years ago

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Shouldn't this translation say just America? I was born and raised here and we dont call anything in our country "the Americas" that I know of.

1 year ago

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I'm not a native Vietnamese speaker, but I believe that the country America (i.e. the United States), would be called nước Mỹ. Châu Mỹ seems to refer to the continent of "the Americas", that is, all landmass west of the Atlantic Ocean and east of the Pacific.

1 year ago

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where are you from

1 year ago

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Define "here". Nothing in the US is called "the Americas" because the term refers to the collective North+Central+South America since "America" by itself has come to be synonymous with "the United States".

1 year ago
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