kao

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See also: Kao, káo, kaó, kào, kāo, kǎo, and ka'o

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

kao

  1. Rōmaji transcription of かお

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

kao

  1. Nonstandard spelling of kāo.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of káo.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of kǎo.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of kào.

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.

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From kȁko.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kâo/
  • Hyphenation: ka‧o

Adverb[edit]

kȁo (Cyrillic spelling ка̏о)

  1. as, like (the same way or kind as another)
    Dodaj mi nešto oštro, kao nož.Hand me something sharp, like a knife.

Conjunction[edit]

kȁo (Cyrillic spelling ка̏о)

  1. (in comparisons, commonly followed by da) as, as if, as though, like (in a real or affected manner suggested)
    Šepa kao (da je) ozljeđen.He's limping like he's hurt.
  2. (in comparisons, with nominative, informal) as, like
    Nije visok kao ja.He is not (as) tall as I am.
  3. (in comparisons, with genitive, emphatic) as, as much as (to such an extent or degree)
    Imamo hrane kao blata.We have food for days.

Interjection[edit]

kȁo (Cyrillic spelling ка̏о)

  1. (idiomatic, followed by particle da) as if, like hell Refers to something that the speaker deems highly unlikely.

Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From -kaa.

Noun[edit]

kao (ma class, plural makao)

  1. residence, domicile
    Synonyms: kikao, ukao