Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Vietic *-toː. Cognate with Muong , Tho [Cuối Chăm] tɔː¹. Compare North Central Vietnamese đâu.

Alternative formsEdit

  • (North Central Vietnam) đâu


(classifier cây, trái, quả) dâu (, , , 𣘛)

  1. mulberry
    Synonym: dâu ta (literally our mulberry)
  2. (by extension) strawberry
    Synonym: dâu tây (literally western mulberry)

Usage notesEdit

  • Thanks to the popularity of strawberry as a flavor in foods and drinks, dâu is more frequently understood nowadays as "strawberry" than its original meaning, "mulberry". For example, vị dâu will most likely be "strawberry-flavored" rather than "mulberry-flavored".
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Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Vietic *-juː. Compare North Central Vietnamese du.

Alternative formsEdit

  • (North Central Vietnam) du


dâu (, )

  1. daughter-in-law
    con dâudaughter-in-law
    chị dâuelder brother's wife
    em dâuyounger brother's wife
  2. Short for cô dâu (bride).
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