bao

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the Mandarin (bāo) and Cantonese (baau1)

Noun[edit]

bao (countable and uncountable, plural baos)

  1. Any of various types of steamed bread or bun 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.

Maranao[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayic *bau, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bahu, *bahuq.

Noun[edit]

bao

  1. smell
  2. scent
  3. odour

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bao m (plural baos)

  1. bao (Chinese bread)

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]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Vietic *pɔː (sheath). Sino-Vietnamese word from .

Noun[edit]

(classifier cái, chiếc) bao

  1. bag; sack; pack
  2. box; packet
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Verb[edit]

bao

  1. to enclose; to envelope; to cover
  2. to guarantee; to assure
  3. to take on everything; to undertake (the whole of) something as someone's proxy
  4. to treat; to pay (for someone else); to foot the bill; to cover (someone else); to stand

Etymology 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bao

  1. how; how much; how many
  2. so much; so many
See also[edit]
Vietnamese demonstratives
Laurence Thompson (1965), Vietnamese Grammar
Unspecified Close to the
speaker or
newly introduced
Remote,
already identified
PLACE
đ- (first register)
đâu
‘wherever’
đây
‘here’
đấy
‘there’
REFERENCE
n- (second register)
nào
‘whichever’
này
‘this’
nọ
‘that’
PROPORTION
b- (first register)
bao
‘to whatever extent’
bây
‘to this extent’
bấy
‘to that extent’
MANNER
s- (first register)
v- (second register)
sao
‘however’
vầy
‘this way’
vậy
‘that way’
Nguyễn Phú Phong (1992), “Vietnamese Demonstratives Revisited”
D
(Indefinite)
D1
(Proximal)
D2
(Medial)
D3
(Distal)
+NOM(inal) đâu
place-what
đây
place-this
đấy
place-that1
±NOM(inal) đó
(place-)that1
kia
(place-)that2
–NOM(inal) nào
what
nầy
this
nấy/ấy
that1
nọ
that2

Waray-Waray[edit]

Noun[edit]

baó

  1. turtle; tortoise