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

MandarinEdit

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RomanizationEdit

chao

  1. Nonstandard spelling of chāo.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of cháo.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of chǎo.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of chào.

Usage notesEdit

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Italian ciao.

Alternative formsEdit

InterjectionEdit

chao

  1. (Latin America) bye, goodbye

VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): /ṯɕaːw˧˧/
  • (Huế) IPA(key): /ṯɕaːw˧˧/
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): /c̻aːw˧˥/

NounEdit

chao

  1. pickled tofu

See alsoEdit

Last modified on 7 April 2014, at 12:52