cáo từ

See also: cǎotú

VietnameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Sino-Vietnamese word from 告辭.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

cáo từ

  1. (literary) to take leave, to say goodbye
    • 2005, chapter 1, in Cao Tự Thanh, transl., Anh hùng xạ điêu, Văn học, translation of 射雕英雄传 by Jīn Yōng (Kim Dung):
      Trương Thập Ngũ uống đến khi say khướt mới cáo từ, xiêu xiêu vẹo vẹo đi về hướng Lâm An, []
      Only when he was drunk as a wheelbarrow did Zhāng Shíwǔ take his leave, stumbling on his way in the direction of Lin'an, []