How Do You Spell MIAO?
The word "miao" is a bit tricky to spell because it is pronounced differently in different languages. In English, it is commonly used to refer to the vocalization of cats, "meow." The IPA phonetic transcription for "miao" is /maʊ/. This means that it's pronounced with the "ow" sound, like in "cow." However, in other languages such as Chinese, "miao" refers to the Miao ethnic minority group, and it is pronounced with a different sound, closer to /miaw/.