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chou

See also: Chou, chōu, chóu, chǒu, and chòu

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

chou (plural choux)

  1. choux pastry, usually in the form of a small round cake with a sweet filling.
  2. A bunch, knot, or rosette of ribbon or other material, used as an ornament in women's clothing.

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin caulis.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

chou m (plural choux)

  1. cabbage

NounEdit

chou m (plural choux, feminine choute)

  1. baby, darling, sweetheart (term of endearment)

AdjectiveEdit

chou m (plural choux; feminine choute, plural choutes)

  1. cute

Usage notesEdit

Only seven words in French ending in -ou have their plurals in -oux instead of -ous: bijou, caillou, chou, genou, hibou, joujou, pou.

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MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

chou

  1. Nonstandard spelling of chōu.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of chóu.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of chǒu.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of chòu.

Usage notesEdit

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