ちゅう

JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Ideophonic.

NounEdit

ちゅう (chū

  1. a kiss
    Synonyms: キス (kisu), 口付け (kuchizuke), 接吻 (seppun)

VerbEdit

ちゅうする (chū surusuru (stem ちゅう (chū shi), past ちゅうした (chū shita))

  1. to kiss, smooch
ConjugationEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Onomatopoeia.

NounEdit

ちゅう (chū

  1. a squeak (sound made by mice)
  2. a chirp (sound made by small birds)
  3. sound made by sucking liquid
Derived termsEdit

AdverbEdit

ちゅう (chū

  1. This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.

Etymology 3Edit

⟨to2 ipu⟩ → */tipu//t͡sifu//t͡ɕɨu//t͡ɕuː/

Shift from Old Japanese と言ふ (to ipu → to iu). Compare てふ (tepu)ちょう (chō).

PhraseEdit

ちゅう (chū (historical kana ちふ)

  1. (archaic) Short for と言う (to iu): This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.
    • c. 759, Man'yōshū (book 7, poem 1170), text here
      佐左(ささ)(なみ)()連庫山(なみくらやま)()(くも)居者(ゐれば)(あめ)()(ふる)智否(ちふ)(かへり)()(わが)() [Man'yōgana]
      楽浪(ささなみ)連庫山(なみくらやま)(くも)()れば(あめ)()ちふ(かへ)()()() [Modern spelling]
      Sasanami no Namikura-yama ni kumo ireba ame zo furu chū kaeri ko waga se
      (please add an English translation of this example)

Etymology 4Edit

Readings of various kanji.

NounEdit

ちゅう (chū

  1. : midair
  2. , : annotation
  3. : shōchū (abbreviation)
  4. , , , : companion, mate, colleague

SuffixEdit

ちゅう (-chū

  1. : medium; during, in the middle of