VietnameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (SV: cáo), probably with semantic influence from compounds such as cáo từ (to farewell), cáo lui (to take leave). Compare bảo vs. biểu, đào vs. điều.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

kiếu

  1. to refuse, to decline (an invitation, a request, etc.)
    Đi một mình thì kiếu. Tụi bây tự đi mà làm.
    If I have to go by myself then no thanks. How about you guys go do it yourself?