Last modified on 13 May 2015, at 02:33

sao

See also: sáo, sāo, sǎo, sào, são, São, sảo, sạo, and sao᷄

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

sao

  1. rōmaji reading of さお

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

sao

  1. Nonstandard spelling of sāo.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of sǎo.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of sào.

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.

VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Vietnamese ſao

AdverbEdit

sao (, , 𡫡)

  1. why
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Vietnamese ſao, from Proto-Vietic *k-raːw

NounEdit

(classifier , ngôi) sao (𣋀, 𣇟, 𤚧)

  1. star
Derived termsEdit
See alsoEdit