Definition of jiao in English:


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Pronunciation: /dʒaʊ

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.’


from Chinese jiǎo.

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