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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. continent
Usage notesEdit

This term only occurs in Sino-Vietnamese compound words. In the compound words referring to the continents, modern Vietnamese has reversed the order of the component words, such that châu is treated as a noun modified by a proper adjective. However, châu is never considered a noun in its own right; lục địa and đại lục are used for that purpose instead.

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Etymology 2Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

NounEdit

châu

  1. precious stone, gem, jewel, pearl

VerbEdit

châu

  1. to huddle together