chou

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See also: Chou, chōu, chóu, chǒu, and chòu

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin caulis.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

chou m (plural choux)

  1. cabbage

Noun[edit]

chou m (plural choux, feminine choute)

  1. baby, darling, sweetheart (term of endearment)

Adjective[edit]

chou m (plural choux; feminine choute, plural choutes)

  1. cute

Usage notes[edit]

Only seven words in French ending by -ou, have their plurals in -oux instead of -ous: bijou, caillou, chou, genou, hibou, joujou, pou.

Derived terms[edit]


Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

chou

  1. Nonstandard spelling of chōu.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of chóu.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of chǒu.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of chòu.

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.