Definition of jiao in English:

jiao

Syllabification: jiao
Pronunciation: /jyou
 
/

noun (plural same)

  • A monetary unit of China, equal to one tenth of a yuan.
    More example sentences
    • The latter is 1 yuan or maybe only 5 jiao cheaper.
    • After paying my two jiao, I started walking up the stairs to the gents' section.
    • This story from two years ago says ‘as little as two jiao.’

Origin

from Chinese jiǎo.

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