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"Chúng tôi một con mèo."

Translation:We have a cat.

May 8, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnCatDubh

From Chinese 貓 māo (Cantonese maau1, Hakka meu).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vortarulo

Actually no, that would be miêu. But mèo is a genuine Austroasiatic word, going back to Middle Vietnamese meò < Proto-Vietic *mɛːw < Proto-Mon-Khmer *miəw.

Of course it's also onomatopoeic across the whole continent.

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