bão

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See also: bao, báo, bào, bǎo, and bāo

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From bom, which is from Old Portuguese bõo, from Latin bonus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bão (feminine singular boa, masculine plural bão, feminine plural boa, comparable)

  1. (Brazil, chiefly Caipira) Pronunciation spelling of bom.
    • 1993, Pedro Corrêa Cabral, Xambioá: Guerrilha no Araguaia, Editora Record:
      É um dismate na berada dum igarapé qui tem um poço bão de nóis toma um banho, fazê um fogo e dispois drumi.
      It is a clearing next to a small river where there is a good deep area for us to bathe in, start a fire and then sleep.
  2. (Portugal, hypercorrect) Alternative form of bom

Interjection[edit]

bão?

  1. (colloquial, chiefly Caipira) how are you?

Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (“violent; vicious”; SV: bạo).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(classifier cơn) bão (, , 𣋰, 𩙕)

  1. (weather) storm
  2. (medicine) colicky pain (in the abdomen)

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Verb[edit]

bão

  1. (slang) to go to celebrate on the streets with motorbikes racing around the city (at times of national pride)

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