zhao

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See also: Zhao, zháo, zhào, zhāo, Zhào, and zhǎo

Dongxiang[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Proto-Mongolic *jaxu-, compare Mongolian зуух (zuuh).

Verb[edit]

zhao

  1. to bite
  2. to sting (of an insect)
  3. to hold in teeth, mouth
  4. to jam, to clasp

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

zhao

  1. to pronounce

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

zhao

  1. to itch

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

zhao

  1. Nonstandard spelling of zhāo.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of zháo.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of zhǎo.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of zhào.

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.