ちゃう

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From てしまう.

Suffix[edit]

ちゃう (chau)

  1. (colloquial) Same as てしまう.
Usage notes[edit]

Attaches to the continuative form of a verb.

Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From 違う (ちがう, chigau).

Suffix[edit]

ちゃう (chau)

  1. (colloquial, Kansai) Same as 違う.
  2. (colloquial, Kansai) Same as じゃない.
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Trivia[edit]

Used in a famous Kansai dialect pun, punning on ちゃうちゃう (chow chow (dog)), ちゃうちゃう (no, no), ちゃう (isn’t it?), and ちゃう (no (it isn’t)). One variant is:

A: ちゃうちゃうちゃう?
Isn’t [that] [a] chow chow?
B: ちゃうちゃう、ちゃうちゃうちゃう。
No, no – [it’s] not [a] chow chow.

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