Last modified on 3 November 2013, at 23:52
See also: diāo, diǎo, and diào

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

diao

  1. Nonstandard spelling of diāo.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of diǎo.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of diào.

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.