See also: чьё, че, чэ, -че, and ће

Russian edit

Alternative forms edit

  • чо (čo)
  • шо (šo)Southern European Russia, Ukraine

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [t͡ɕɵ]
  • (file)

Pronoun edit

чё (čo)

  1. (nonstandard, colloquial, proscribed) Contraction of чего́ (čevó).
    Спроси́ у неё, чё ей на́до.
    Sprosí u nejó, čo jej nádo.
    Ask her what she wants.
  2. (nonstandard, colloquial, proscribed) Contraction of что (što).
    Ну чё, пойдём?
    Nu čo, pojdjóm?
    Well (so what), let's go?
    Чё, серьёзно?
    Čo, serʹjózno?
    What, seriously?

Usage notes edit

  • The term is seldom used in formal writing, but relatively regularly in texting.
  • The term can only replace the interrogative pronoun, not the conjunction что (što).