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cou

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There's night and day, brother, both sweet things; sun, moon, and stars, brother, all sweet things; there's likewise a wind on the heath. Life is very sweet, brother; who would wish to die?
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See also cǒu, and còu

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Noun

cou m (plural cous)

  1. neck

Mandarin

Pinyin syllable

cou

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having either of two tones, cǒu or còu.

Usage notes

English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

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