Chinese Word Entry

Simplified Chinese form:

Mandarin (Zhuyin): ㄧㄠ
Mandarin (Pinyin): yāo
  1. youngest

  2. most junior

  3. tiny

  4. one (unambiguous spoken form when spelling out numbers, esp on telephone or in military)

  5. one or ace on dice or dominoes

  6. variant of 吆[yao1], to shout

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Chinese characters used in this word

interrogative particle, repetition of a tune small, tender
Mandarin: ㄇㄚ˙ ㄇㄜ˙ ㄇㄛˇ ㄇㄛ˙ ㄧㄠ (ma me mǒ mo yāo), ㄧㄠ (yāo), ㄇㄛˊ (mó), ㄇㄚ˙ (ma), ㄇㄜ˙ (me)
Cantonese: maa1
Japanese: エウ (eu)
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