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See also: chao, Chao, chāo, cháo, chǎo, chão, and cha0

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MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

chào (Zhuyin ㄔㄠˋ)

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VietnameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (“to meet; to meet a senior person; to attend the emperor's audience”; SV: triều). Related to chầu (to attend an audience; to attend upon (in design)). (Nguyễn Văn Khang. Từ ngoại lai trong tiếng Việt, 2007)

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

chào

  1. to bow, to greet, to salute
    chào từ biệtto bid farewell
    Gặp bạn cứ lờ đi không chào.
    [One] pretends to not know an old friend and does not greet him/her.
  2. to solicit (customer)
    chào kháchto solicit customer

InterjectionEdit

chào

  1. good morning; good afternoon; good evening; hello; hi
    Chào mọi người!Hello everybody!
  2. goodbye; bye
    Chào mọi người!Bye everybody!
  3. alas; ah
    Chào! Ăn thua gì!Ah! It didn't work!

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