AskDefine | Define cong

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Pinyin syllable

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of three tones, cōng, cóng, or còng.

Usage notes

English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Extensive Definition

If you searched for Cong you may be looking for:
Cong appears in some Vietnamese names:
  • Huynh Cong Ut, photographer for the Associated Press
  • Pham Cong Tac, Pope of the Cao Dai Sect that battled for control of South Vietnam
  • Trịnh Công Sơn (1939–2001), Vietnamese composer, musician, and songwriter
  • Vo Chi Cong (born 1913), Vietnamese Communist political figure
  • Vu Cong (ca. 1940–2004), Catholic Vietnamese politician in the South Vietnam, known in the US as Joseph Vu
Cong is also sometimes used as a shortened form which

See also

cong in Italian: Cong
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