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jiao

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See also jiāo, jiáo, jiǎo, and jiào

Mandarin

Verb

jiao (Pinyin jiào, simplified )

  1. jiào shénme míngzi? 什么 名字 What is your name?

Pinyin syllable

jiao

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of four tones, jiāo, jiáo, jiǎo, or jiào.

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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