See also: chua, Chua, chúa, chuà, Chúa, chuā, and chưa

VietnameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (temple, SV: tự). The adjective sense came from the notion that Buddhist temples would give out food for free.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(classifier cái, ngôi) chùa (𫴶 - , )

  1. Buddhist monastery; temple; pagoda

See alsoEdit

AdjectiveEdit

chùa

  1. (colloquial, informal) free, uncharged
  2. (colloquial, informal) pirate (unlicensed)

AdverbEdit

chùa

  1. (colloquial, informal) for free, without charge