chować

PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *xovati, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kewh₁- (whence English show and caution).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈxɔ.vat͡ɕ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɔvat͡ɕ
  • Syllabification: cho‧wać

VerbEdit

chować impf (perfective schować)

  1. (transitive) to put away
    chować ciasto do lodówkito put the cake in the fridge
  2. (transitive) to hide, to conceal; to put something in a place where it will be hard to discover
    chować zapałki przed dziećmito hide matches from children
    Synonyms: kitrać, ukrywać, zatajać
  3. (transitive) to raise, to bring up (animals, children)
    Katarzyna chowała dziecko swojej zmarłej siostry.Katarzyna was bringing up her dead sister's daughter.
  4. (transitive) to bury, to conduct a burial
    Rodzina i przyjaciele chowali zmarłego w ciszy.Family and friends buried the deceased in silence.
    Synonyms: hodować, wychowywać
  5. (transitive, figuratively) to bury, to conceal
    Marek chował twarz w dłoniach.Marek buried his head in his hands.
    Synonym: grzebać
  6. (reflexive) to hide (to put oneself in a place where one will be harder to find or out of sight)

ConjugationEdit

Derived termsEdit

verbs
adjective
nouns

Further readingEdit

  • chować in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • chować in Polish dictionaries at PWN

SilesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *xovati.

VerbEdit

chować

  1. (transitive) to breed, to rear
  2. (transitive) to bury, to conduct a burial