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ちふ (tifu)?

  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.

For pronunciation and definitions of ちゅう – see the following entry.
1
[noun] middle, medium
[noun] average; neither good nor poor
[noun] during; being in the process of doing
[noun] second volume of a three volume set
[affix] China or Chinese; Sino- (prefix)
[suffix] being in the process of doing
(This term, ちゅう, is an alternative spelling of the above term.
For a list of all kanji read as ちゅう, not just those used in Japanese terms, see Category:Japanese kanji read as ちゅう.)

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