bao

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From the Mandarin (bāo) and Cantonese (baau1)

Noun[edit]

bao ‎(uncountable)

  1. Any of various types of steamed bread used in Chinese cuisine
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Swahili.

Noun[edit]

bao ‎(uncountable)

  1. A mancala board game played in East Africa.
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Cebuano[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (General Cebuano) IPA(key): /ˈbaʔoʔ/}
  • Rhymes: -oʔ
  • Hyphenation: ba‧o

Noun[edit]

bao

  1. a tortoise
  2. a turtle

Hiligaynon[edit]

Noun[edit]

baó

  1. tortoise, turtle

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

bao

  1. Nonstandard spelling of bāo.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of báo.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of bǎo.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of bào.

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.

Swahili[edit]

Noun[edit]

bao (ma class, plural mabao)

  1. board (piece of wood)
  2. goal
  3. board game

Venetian[edit]

Noun[edit]

bao m (plural bai)

  1. worm
  2. bug

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Vietnamese[edit]

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Noun[edit]

bao

  1. bag, sack

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