The Alternative Vietnamese Dictionary: bác

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bác pronunciation {{vi-pron}}
etymology 1 From Proto-Vietic *paːk. {{vi-etym-sino}}
noun: {{vi-noun}}
  1. (archaic) father
  2. paternal uncle, father's elder brother
  3. paternal aunt-in-law, father's elder brother's wife
  4. used to address a person who is (presumably) a little older than one's parent
  5. (informal, colloquial) used to address a person who is a little older than one, which could be replaced by anh ("brother") or chị ("sister"), usually in order that their children can learn how to address that person.
Synonyms:
pronoun: {{vi-pronoun}}
  1. you (older person, respectful)
  2. I (older person, deserving of respect)
etymology 2
verb: {{vi-verb}}
  1. to scramble (eggs, etc.)
etymology 3 {{vi-etym-sino}}
verb: {{vi-verb}}
  1. to reject, to dismiss, to refute, to turn down

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