"Chúngtôimộtconmèo."

Translation:We have a cat.

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

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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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