chào

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See also: chao, Chao, chāo, cháo, chǎo, chão, and cha0

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

chào (Zhuyin ㄔㄠˋ)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (“to meet; to meet a senior person; to attend the emperor's audience”; SV: triều). Related to chầu(to attend an audience; to attend upon (in design)). (Nguyễn Văn Khang. Từ ngoại lai trong tiếng Việt, 2007)

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

chào

  1. to bow, to greet, to salute
    chào từ biệt‎ ― to bid farewell
    Gặp bạn cứ lờ đi không chào.
    [One] pretends to not know an old friend and does not greet him/her.
  2. to solicit (customer)
    chào khách‎ ― to solicit customer

Interjection[edit]

chào

  1. good morning; good afternoon; good evening; hello; hi
    Chào mọi người!‎ ― Hello everybody!
  2. goodbye; bye
    Chào mọi người!‎ ― Bye everybody!
  3. alas; ah
    Chào! Ăn thua gì!‎ ― Ah! It didn't work!

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