zao

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See also: záo, zào, zāo, zǎo, žao, and za'o

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

zao

  1. Nonstandard spelling of zāo.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of záo.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of zǎo.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of zào.

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 Proto-Slavic *zъlъ.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /zâo/
  • Hyphenation: za‧o

Adjective[edit]

zȁo (definite zlȋ, comparative gȍrī, Cyrillic spelling за̏о)

  1. evil, malicious, bad, mean, wicked
    zao čov(j)ekan evil man
    zao pogleda mean look
    vi ste vrlo zao čov(j)ek!you're a very bad man!
    Borio sam se kao medv(j)ed, ali su zli duhovi bili prejakiI fought like a bear, but evil spirits were too strong
    veliki, zli vuk će te pronaći/da te pronađethe big bad wolf is gonna find you
    upravo sam imao najgori dan ikadaI just had my worse day ever
  2. bad (having bad quality)
    zla srećabad luck
    biti na zlu glasuto have a bad reputation
    u zao časill-timed

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • zao” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From -zaa.

Noun[edit]

zao (ma class, plural mazao)

  1. offspring
  2. (in the plural) produce, crops

Adjective[edit]

zao

  1. N class inflected form of -ao (plural only).