See also: Tiêu and tiểu

VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from (to consume; to cease)

VerbEdit

tiêu

  1. Clipping of tiêu hoá (to digest). (to separate food in the alimentary canal)
    ăn không tiêunot to be able to digest food
  2. (figuratively) to be able to take in and process knowledge or information
    chậm tiêudim-witted
  3. (only in compounds) to cease to exist
    tiêu tanto vanish
    tiêu đờito drop dead
  4. (informal) to be screwed bigtime
    Tiêu rồi!
    We're screwed!
  5. Clipping of tiêu dùng (to spend). (to expend money)

Etymology 2Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

NounEdit

tiêu

  1. (music) a vertical bamboo flute used in traditional Vietnamese music

Etymology 3Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

NounEdit

tiêu

  1. any spices or herbs, usually pepper

See alsoEdit