Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese 鮓 (“minced and salted fish”; SV: trả).
chả (炙, 鲊, 鮓, 鯺, 鮺, 𤌄)
- patty (a flattened, grilled or fried portion of ground or chopped meat, egg, or seafood)
- (dialectal) Vietnamese pork sausage
- (Vietnamese pork sausage): giò lụa (northern Vietnam), giò, chả lụa (southern Vietnam)
Corruption of chẳng.
chả (啫, 渚, 𠁙, 𤀞)
- (informal) not at all
Tau chả biết.
- I haven't a clue.
- (literally, “I don't know.”)
Like chẳng, chả is more emphatic than không.