ちゃ

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Japanese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Syllable[edit]

ちゃ (romaji cha)

  1. The hiragana syllable ちゃ (cha). Its equivalent in katakana is チャ (cha).

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

ちゃ (rōmaji cha)

  1. : tea; tea leaf; matcha; tea ceremony, way of tea; brown

Etymology 3[edit]

/te wa/ → */tɣa//tɨa//t͡ɕa/

Conjunction[edit]

ちゃ (rōmaji cha)

  1. (colloquial) Contraction of ては (te wa)
    • 1813, Shikitei Sanba, Kokkeibon (滑稽本), Ukiyodoko (浮世床): part 1 (初)
       (きゃく) ()りゃア、 (また)ちゃ (おけ)やせん
      O-kyaku ga kuryā, matashicha oke yasen
      When our cutomers come, we won't keep them waiting, sir.