cầu

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: cau, câu, cấu, cẩu, čau, cậu, and ĉaŭ

Vietnamese[edit]

Vietnamese Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia vi

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from (“ball; sphere”).

Noun[edit]

(classifier trái, quả) cầu (, )

  1. (sports) a jianzi shuttlecock
    đá cầu
    to play jianzi
  2. (badminton) a badminton shuttlecock
  3. (sports) Short for cầu mây (sepak takraw ball).

See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

cầu

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (“bridge”; SV: kiều).

Noun[edit]

(classifier cây) cầu (, )

  1. a bridge (construction or natural feature that spans a divide)
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

Verb[edit]

cầu

  1. to pursue; to seek
  2. to pray; to invoke

Noun[edit]

cầu

  1. demand (for goods, etc.)

Etymology 4[edit]

Noun[edit]

cầu

  1. (Southern Vietnam) Short for nhà cầu (latrine; lavatory).
Derived terms[edit]