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See also: Chai, chái, chài, chāi, and chǎi

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EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Hindi-Urdu चाय (cāy) / چای (ćāy), from Persian چای (and Turkish çay, and cognates)[1] from Sinitic (chá).[2] Ultimately cognate to tea; see that page for extended history.

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: chī, IPA(key): /tʃaɪ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɪ

NounEdit

chai (usually uncountable, plural chais)

  1. A beverage made with black teas, steamed milk and sweet spices, based loosely on Indian recipes.

SynonymsEdit

Related termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "chai." Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. Merriam-Webster. 2008.
  2. ^ "chai." Dictionary.com. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. 2006.

AnagramsEdit


Jamaican CreoleEdit

VerbEdit

chai

  1. (Maroon Spirit Language) Carry.

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

chai

  1. Nonstandard spelling of chāi.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of chái.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of chǎi.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of chài.

Usage notesEdit

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

NavajoEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

-chai (inalienable, e.g., shichai "my grandfather/grandson", bichai "her/his/their grandfather/grandson")

  1. maternal grandfather, mother's father, grandson (from daughter), daughter's son

NormanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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NounEdit

chai f (uncountable)

  1. (France, Jersey) flesh

SwahiliEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Hindi चाय (chai).

NounEdit

chai (n class, plural chai)

  1. tea

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

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VerbEdit

chai

  1. bribe (to give a bribe)


This Swahili entry was created from the translations listed at bribe. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see chai in the Swahili Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) July 2009


VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(classifier cái) chai

  1. bottle

Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

(classifier vết) chai

  1. callus