че

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See also: чэ, чё, and -че

Bulgarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

че (če)

  1. (used to introduce a clause that is the subject of a verb) that (or is omitted)
    Че каза "не", не е изненадващо.Če kaza "ne", ne e iznenadvašto.That he said no is not surprising.
    Не е изненадващо, че каза "не".Ne e iznenadvašto, če kaza "ne".It's not surprising (that) he said no.
    Че още никой не е дошъл, е странно.Če ošte nikoj ne e došǎl, e stranno.That nobody has come yet is strange.
    Странно е, че още никой не е дошъл.Stranno e, če ošte nikoj ne e došǎl.It's strange (that) nobody has come yet.
  2. (used to introduce a clause that is the object of a verb) that (or is omitted)
    Той каза, че ще дойде.Toj kaza, če šte dojde.He said (that) he would come.
    Видях, че тръгнаха към реката.Vidjah, če trǎgnaha kǎm rekata.I saw (that) they headed for the river.
    Чух, че ще се женят.Čuh, če šte se ženjat.I heard (that) they were getting married.
  3. (used to introduce a clause that completes or explains the meaning of a previous noun or adjective) that (or is omitted)
    Мисълта, че повече няма да го види, беше непоносима.Misǎlta, če poveče njama da go vidi, beše neponosima.The thought (that) she would never see him again was unbearable.
    Фактът, че е по-стар от мен, е без значение.Faktǎt, če e po-star ot men, e bez značenie.The fact (that) he's older than me is not relevant.
    Сигурен съм, че е вярно.Siguren sǎm, če e vjarno.I am certain that it is true.
    Не се съмнявам, че ще го стори.Ne se sǎmnjavam, če šte go stori.I don’t doubt that he will do it.
  4. used to introduce a clause that indicates an action taken by the main verb's direct object, translated with the present participle or the bare infinitive
    Видях я, че плаче.Vidjah ja, če plače.I saw her crying.
    Видях го, че влиза в сградата.Vidjah go, če vliza v sgradata.I saw him enter the building.
  5. (colloquial, used to introduce the reason for something) because, for
    Може да закъснея, че имаме гости.Može da zakǎsneja, če imame gosti.I might be late because we are having guests.
  6. (used to express a result) that (or is omitted)
    Беше толкова уморена, че не можеше да мисли ясно.Beše tolkova umorena, če ne možeše da misli jasno.She was so tired (that) she couldn't think straight.
    Толкова бързаше, че забрави да си вземе шапката.Tolkova bǎrzaše, če zabravi da si vzeme šapkata.He was in such a rush (that) he forgot to take his hat.
  7. (dated, used to join sentences or sentence fragments in chronological order) and
    Заплака, зарида, че на майка си продума.Zaplaka, zarida, če na majka si produma.He started crying, he started weeping and then he spoke to his mother.
  8. (colloquial, used to introduce the next part of a story) so, and then
    Изтървах я и тя се счупи. Че като се разкряска, не можеш да си представиш!Iztǎrvah ja i tja se sčupi. Če kato se razkrjaska, ne možeš da si predstaviš!I dropped and it broke. So/And then you should have heard her shout!
  9. or (else), otherwise
    Бързай, че ще закъснееш.Bǎrzaj, če šte zakǎsneeš.Hurry up or you’ll be late.
    Внимавай, че ще си изпатиш!Vnimavaj, če šte si izpatiš!Watch out/take care or else!
  10. (used to express surprise) why
    Че тъкмо тази книга ми трябва.Če tǎkmo tazi kniga mi trjabva.Why, this is the very book I want.

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Particle[edit]

че (če)

  1. (used in exclamations for emphasis) what
    Ей че гуляй му ударихме!Ej če guljaj mu udarihme!What a feast we had!
    Че песни, че танци, че какво ли не.Če pesni, če tanci, če kakvo li ne.There was singing and dancing and what not.
  2. used in imperative sentences for emphasis
    Че покажи му къщата!Če pokaži mu kǎštata!Show him the house!
  3. used to emphasize agreement with someone/something
    Че хубава е, защо не я вземеш?Če hubava e, zašto ne ja vzemeš?It really is nice, why don't you take it?
  4. even if
    Че и да съм ходил, защо трябва да ти казвам?Če i da sǎm hodil, zašto trjabva da ti kazvam?Even if I've been there, why do I have to tell you?

Russian[edit]

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Noun[edit]

че (čen inan (indeclinable)

  1. The Cyrillic letter Ч, ч.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

че (čo)

  1. Alternative spelling of чё (čo)