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JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

kao

  1. Rōmaji transcription of かお

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

kao

  1. Nonstandard spelling of kāo.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of káo.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of kǎo.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of kào.

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.

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From kȁko.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kâo/
  • Hyphenation: ka‧o

AdverbEdit

kȁo (Cyrillic spelling ка̏о)

  1. as, like (the same way or kind as another)
    Dodaj mi nešto oštro, kao nož.Hand me something sharp, like a knife.

ConjunctionEdit

kȁo (Cyrillic spelling ка̏о)

  1. (in comparisons, commonly followed by da) as, as if, as though, like (in a real or affected manner suggested)
    Šepa kao (da je) ozljeđen.He's limping like he's hurt.
  2. (in comparisons, with nominative, informal) as, like (=poput)
    Nije visok kao ja.He is not (as) tall as I am.
  3. (in comparisons, with genitive, emphatic) as, as much as (to such an extent or degree)
    Imamo hrane kao blata.We have food for days.

InterjectionEdit

kȁo (Cyrillic spelling ка̏о)

  1. (idiomatic, followed by particle da) as if, like hell (refers to something that the speaker deems highly unlikely.)

SwahiliEdit

EtymologyEdit

From -kaa.

NounEdit

kao (ma class, plural makao)

  1. residence, domicile
    Synonyms: kikao, ukao