điệu

See also: dieu, Dieu, điếu, điều, and điêu

VietnameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Sino-Vietnamese word from 調.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

điệu

  1. a mannerism (habitual behavior)
    Synonym: điệu bộ

ClassifierEdit

điệu

  1. indicates a tune, a melody, a chant or occurrence of singing, or a dance routine
    điệu hò/múa
    a "Vietnamese yodel"/dance routine

AdjectiveEdit

điệu

  1. (humorous or disapproving) inclined to show off by dressing up or using products, especially in a way that may be deemed over the top, gaudy or extravagant
    Chim thiên đường có lẽ là loài chim "điệu" nhất thế giới.
    The bird of paradise is perhaps the showiest bird in the world.
    Trang điểm gì lâu thế ? Mình đi ăn cơm, không cần phải điệu thế đâu !
    Why are you taking so long with your makeup? We're going to lunch, you don't have to get all dolled up!

VerbEdit

điệu

  1. to forcefully carry someone by lifting them up usually by the armpits
    Nó bị điệu đến đồn công an.
    He was dragged to a police station.

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Derived terms