yao

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See also: Yao, yāo, yáo, yǎo, and yào

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

yao

  1. Nonstandard spelling of yāo.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of yáo.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of yǎo.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of yào.

Usage notes[edit]

  • 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.