ちゃう

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JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From てしまう ‎(te shimau).

SuffixEdit

ちゃう ‎(romaji -chau)

  1. (colloquial) Same as てしまう ‎(te shimau).
Usage notesEdit

Attaches to the continuative form of a verb.

SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From 違う ‎(chigau).

VerbEdit

ちゃう ‎(intransitive, godan conjugation, romaji chau)

  1. (colloquial, Kansai) Same as  (ちが) ‎(chigau).
  2. (colloquial, Kansai) Same as じゃない ‎(janai).
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TriviaEdit

Used in a famous Kansai dialect pun, punning on ちゃうちゃう ‎(chow chow (dog)), ちゃうちゃう ‎(no, no), ちゃう ‎(isn’t it?), and ちゃう ‎(no (it isn’t)). One variant is:

A: ちゃうちゃうちゃう?
Isn’t [that] [a] chow chow?
B: ちゃうちゃう、ちゃうちゃうちゃう。
No, no – [it’s] not [a] chow chow.

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