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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the Japanese ちゅっ (chu', onomatopoeia).

InterjectionEdit

chu

  1. The sound of a kiss.
    • 1996 August 12, Kathleen Webb, “Re: Zoicite a guy!!!”, in alt.fan.sailor-moon, Usenet[1]:
      By the way, isn't it interesting that the Japanese hear the sound "chu" when someone kisses? In the US, we usually say, "smooch," "smack," "smerp," or even "swock." Now, everytime I kiss my husband, I'm listening to hear if it sounds like "chu."
    • 2000 August 4, Fish Eye no Miko [username], “Re: [POLL] Which anime characters could be Ohtori students?”, in alt.fan.utena, Usenet[2]:
      >Eldrick Tobin - Kiss worthiness of sig pending.

      <chu!>
      Seems fine to me. ^_^
    • 2000 August 19, Verthandi, “Re: [META] Ohha! Gally desu!”, in alt.fan.utena, Usenet[3]:
      movie Akio: [shoots a kiss to himself] Chu! ^.~

See alsoEdit

AnagramsEdit


EsperantoEdit

ParticleEdit

chu

  1. H-system spelling of ĉu

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Past participle of choir. From Old French cheü, chaü, from a Vulgar Latin root *cadūtu(s) as the past participle of *cadēre, from Latin cadō. Compare Occitan casut, Italian caduto, Catalan caigut, Romanian căzut.

VerbEdit

chu m (feminine singular chue, masculine plural chus, feminine plural chues)

  1. past participle of choir
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Contraction of je +‎ suis.

Alternative formsEdit

PhraseEdit

chu

  1. (Quebec, colloquial) I am.

Guerrero AmuzgoEdit

NounEdit

chu

  1. year

HänEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

chu

  1. (Canada) water

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

chu

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ちゅ
  2. Rōmaji transcription of チュ

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

chu (Zhuyin ˙ㄔㄨ)

  1. Nonstandard spelling of chū.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of chú.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of chǔ.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of chù.

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.

Min NanEdit

For pronunciation and definitions of chu – see (“book; codex; collection of bamboo or wooden slips, the traditional form of records in China; etc.”).
(This character, chu, is the Pe̍h-ōe-jī form of .)

Nigerian PidginEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English chew.

VerbEdit

chu

  1. chew

NormanEdit

AdjectiveEdit

chu (masculine before vowel chut, feminine chute, masculine plural chus, feminine plural chutes)

  1. (France, Jersey) this
    Je le viyis chu jouo quaund je feus à la feireI saw him that day as I went to the fair

San Pedro Amuzgos AmuzgoEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

chu (plural ndyu)

  1. year

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Stewart, Cloyd; Stewart, Ruth D.; colaboradores amuzgos (2000) Diccionario amuzgo de San Pedro Amuzgos, Oaxaca (Serie de vocabularios y diccionarios indígenas “Mariano Silva y Aceves”; 44)‎[4] (in Spanish), Coyoacán, D.F.: Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, A.C., →ISBN

VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

VerbEdit

chu

  1. (of lips) to protrude

Etymology 2Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

AdjectiveEdit

chu

  1. (only in compounds) thorough; meticulous

WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

chu

  1. Aspirate mutation of cu.

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
cu gu nghu chu
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.