چی

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See also: چي‎, جي‎, خی‎, جئ, and حي

Central Kurdish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *kʷis.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • چ(çi)

Pronoun[edit]

Northern Kurdish çi

چی (çi)

  1. (interrogative) what, which

Usage notes[edit]

  • As a determiner, must be followed with a noun in the indefinite.

Derived terms[edit]


Persian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Persian 𐭬𐭤(čē [ME], what, which).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Kabuli): IPA(key): /t͡ʃiː~t͡ʃɪ/

Alternative forms[edit]

  • چه(če) (formal literary standard)

Pronoun[edit]

Dari Persian چی, چه
Iranian Persian
Tajik чӣ, чи (čī, či)

چی (či)

  1. (interrogative, colloquial, in formal prose dated or Dari) what?
    راجع به هر چی فکر کرده بودم، راجع به مردن فکر نکرده بودم.‎‎
    râje be har či fek karde budam, râje be mordan fek nakarde budam.
    Whatever I had thought about, I hadn't thought about dying.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Turkic.

Suffix[edit]

ـچی (-či)

  1. -er; -eer
Derived terms[edit]