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

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 by -ou, have their plurals in -oux instead of -ous: bijou, caillou, chou, genou, hibou, joujou, pou.

Derived termsEdit


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.
Last modified on 27 March 2014, at 04:26