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See also: chau, cháu, chầu, and Châu

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VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

NounEdit

châu

  1. (historical) a province in ancient China and its colonies
    Giao Châu là một châu của Trung Quốc thời Bắc thuộc.
    Jiaozhou (region) was a province under Chinese colonization.
  2. Short for châu lục (sociopolitical continent).
    năm châu bốn bể
    the five (sociopolitical) continent and the four oceans

Etymology 2Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

NounEdit

châu

  1. (only in compounds) precious stone, gem, jewel, pearl

VerbEdit

châu

  1. to huddle together