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See also: bao, báo, bào, bǎo, and bāo

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From bom, which is from Old Portuguese bõo, from Latin bonus.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

bão (feminine singular boa, masculine plural bão, feminine plural boa, comparable)

  1. (Brazil, chiefly Caipira) Pronunciation spelling of bom.
    • 1993, Pedro Corrêa Cabral, Xambioá: Guerrilha no Araguaia, Editora Record:
      É um dismate na berada dum igarapé qui tem um poço bão de nóis toma um banho, fazê um fogo e dispois drumi.
      It is a clearing next to a small river where there is a good deep area for us to bathe in, start a fire and then sleep.
  2. (Portugal, hypercorrect) Alternative form of bom

InterjectionEdit

bão?

  1. (colloquial, chiefly Caipira) how are you?

VietnameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (“violent; vicious”; SV: bạo); or from Proto-Mon-Khmer *bj(əw)h (storm); compare Khmer ព្យុះ (pyuh).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(classifier cơn) bão (, , 𣋰, 𩙕)

  1. (weather) storm
  2. (medicine) colicky pain (in the abdomen)

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VerbEdit

bão

  1. (slang) to go to celebrate on the streets with motorbikes racing around the city (at times of national pride)

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