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The meaning of Kowtow

kaʊˈtaʊ

Kowtow – definition

verb

Kneel and touch the ground with the forehead in worship or submission as part of chinese custom.

Usage examples:

In ‘keeper of the keys,’ chan has to deal with a much older chinese servant who kowtows to his whit…
noun

An act of kowtowing as part of chinese custom.

Usage examples:

Chang kowtows before the emperor, who tells him of his mission.

Kowtow translation into English

Kowtow: translate from English into Chinese

Translate kowtow into Chinese (Simplified)}
磕头, 叩头, 颡, 拍马屁, 稽

Kowtow: translate from English into Dutch

Translate kowtow into Dutch}
Kowtow, Mooipraterij, Zich vernederen, Chinese voetval, Een chinese voetval maken

Kowtow: translate from English into French

Translate kowtow into French}
Se prosterner, Faire des courbettes à qn, Courber l'échine devant qn

Kowtow: translate from English into German

Translate kowtow into German}
Kotau

Kowtow: translate from English into Hindi

Translate kowtow into Hindi}
प्रणाम, बंदगी, बंदगी करना, नमस्कार, सलाम, प्रणाम करना, नमसते

Kowtow: translate from English into Italian

Translate kowtow into Italian}
Inchinarsi, Inchinarsi alla maniera cinese

Kowtow: translate from English into Korean

Translate kowtow into Korean}
돈수, 고두의 예, 중국식의 고두의 예, 머리를 조아리다

Kowtow: translate from English into Russian

Translate kowtow into Russian}
Низкий поклон, Пресмыкаться, Раболепствовать, Раболепие, Делать низкий поклон, Выражение подобострастия

Kowtow: translate from English into Spanish

Translate kowtow into Spanish}
Inclinarse, Saludar humildemente, Reverenciarse humildemente, Inclinar a, Inclinarse sobre

Word origin

early 19th century: from Chinese kētóu, from kē ‘knock’ + tóu ‘head’.

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