чай

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See also: чаи and чај

Belarusian[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [t͡ʂaj]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

чай (čajm inan (genitive ча́ю, nominative plural чаі́, genitive plural чаёў)

  1. tea
    Synonym: (more common) гарба́та (harbáta)
    зялёны чайzjaljóny čajgreen tea

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • чай” in Belarusian–Russian dictionaries and Belarusian dictionaries at slounik.org

Bulgarian[edit]

Чай
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Turkic (compare Turkish çay), from Chinese (chá).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

чай (čajm (relational adjective ча́ен)

  1. tea

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • чай”, in Речник на българския език [Dictionary of the Bulgarian Language] (in Bulgarian), Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 2014
  • чай”, in Речник на българския език [Dictionary of the Bulgarian Language] (in Bulgarian), Chitanka, 2010

Karaim[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Sinitic (chá).

Noun[edit]

чай (çay)

  1. tea.

References[edit]

  • N. A. Baskakov, S.M. Šapšala, editor (1973), “чай”, in Karaimsko-Russko-Polʹskij Slovarʹ, Moskva, →ISBN

Kyrgyz[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Derived from Turkic (compare Turkish çay), from Chinese (chá).

Noun[edit]

чай (cay) (Arabic spellingچاي⁩)

  1. tea

Declension[edit]

Nivkh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Russian чай (čaj).

Noun[edit]

чай (ț’aj)

  1. (Amur, East Sakhalin) tea

Related terms[edit]

Northern Altai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Turkic *yāy.

Noun[edit]

чай (čay)

  1. summer

See also[edit]

Seasons in Northern Altai · (layout · text) · category
spring:
час (čas)
summer:
тьай (tʹay),
дьай (dʹay),
чай (čay),
йай (yay)
autumn:
кӱс (küs)
winter:
кыш (kïš)

References[edit]

N. A Baskakov, editor (1972), “чай”, in Severnyje dialekty Altajskovo (Ojrotskovo Jazyka- Dialekt kumandincev(Kumandin Kiži) [Northern Dialect of Altai -Kumandin Dialect(Kumandin kiži)], Moskva: glavnaja redakcija vostočnoja literatury, →ISBN

Russian[edit]

Чай
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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Turkic (compare Turkish çay), from Chinese (chá).

Noun[edit]

чай (čajm inan (genitive ча́я, nominative plural чаи́, genitive plural чаёв, relational adjective ча́йный, diminutive чаёк or чаёчек)

  1. tea (in all senses: the drink, the plant, the dried leaves, or tea-drinking)
    ани́совый чайanísovyj čajanise tea
    кирпи́чный чайkirpíčnyj čajbrick tea
    кита́йский чайkitájskij čajChinese tea
    цвето́чный чайcvetóčnyj čajrose tea
    цейло́нский чайcejlónskij čajCeylon tea
    кре́пкий чайkrépkij čajstrong tea
    сла́бый чайslábyj čajweak tea
    сла́дкий чайsládkij čajsweet tea
    стака́н ча́юstakán čájua glass of tea
    ча́шка ча́яčáška čájaa cup of tea
    пригласи́ть кого́-то на ча́шку ча́яpriglasítʹ kovó-to na čášku čájato invite someone for tea
    Да́йте мне, пожа́луйста, кило́ ча́ю.Dájte mne, požálujsta, kiló čáju.I’d like a kilo of tea, please.
  2. tip (small monetary gratuity for a service worker)
    да́ть на ча́йdátʹ na čájto leave a tip
    получи́ть чай (за что-либо)polučítʹ čaj (za što-libo)to get tipped (for something)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping of ча́ю (čáju), first-person singular present of ча́ять (čájatʹ).

Interjection[edit]

чай (čaj)

  1. (colloquial) methinks, must be, may be, hopefully, probably
    ты, чай, замёрз?ty, čaj, zamjórz?you must be freezing!
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Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

чай (čaj)

  1. second-person singular imperative imperfective of ча́ять (čájatʹ)

Southern Altai[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Compare to Azerbaijani çay.

Noun[edit]

чай (čay)

  1. river
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Persianچای(čây), Sanskrit चाय (cāya), from Sinitic (MC drae, “tea”).

Noun[edit]

чай (čay)

  1. tea

References[edit]

N. A. Baskakov, Toščakova N.A, editor (1947), “чай”, in Ojrotsko-Russkij Slovarʹ, M.: OGIZ, →ISBN

Tuvan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate to Khakas чайғы (çayğı), Shor чайғы, Kyrgyz жай (jay), Southern Altai јай (ǰay), Karachay-Balkar джай (cay), Tatar җәй (cäy), Turkmen ýaý etc.

Noun[edit]

чай (çay) (definite accusative чайны, plural чайлар)

  1. summer

Udmurt[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Russian чай (čaj).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈt͡ɕäj]
  • Hyphenation: чай

Noun[edit]

чай (ćaj)

  1. tea

References[edit]

  • L. E. Kirillova; L. L. Karpova, editor (2008) Удмурт-Ӟуч кыллюкам [Udmurt-Russian dictionary], Izhevsk, →ISBN, page 717
  • Yrjö Wichmann; Toivo Emil Uotila (1987), Mikko Korhonen, editor, Wotjakischer Wortschatz [Votyak Vocabulary] (Lexica Societatis Fenno-Ugricae; Volume 21) (in German), Helsinki: Suomalais-ugrilainen Seura, →ISBN, →ISSN, page 278

Ukrainian[edit]

чай
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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

чай (čajm inan (genitive ча́ю, nominative plural чаї́, genitive plural чаї́в, relational adjective ча́йний, diminutive чайо́к or чайо́чок)

  1. tea
    Synonym: (Western Ukrainian) герба́та (herbáta)
    зеле́ний чайzelényj čajgreen tea
  2. (figurative) teatime

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Urum[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Inherited from Proto-Turkic *čāy.

Noun[edit]

чай (çay)

  1. river.

Etymology 2[edit]

Ultimately from Sinitic (chá).

Noun[edit]

чай (çay)

  1. tea.

References[edit]

  • Oleksandr Harkavecʹ (2000) Urumsʹkyj Slovnyk [Urum-Ukrainian Dictionary], Almaty: Ynstytut Sxodoznavstva Myžnarodnyx Vydnosyn Xarkyvsʹkyj Kolehyum, →ISBN