ちゅう

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Ideophonic.

Noun[edit]

ちゅう (rōmaji chū)

  1. a kiss
    Synonyms: キス (kisu), 口付け (kuchizuke), 接吻 (seppun)

Verb[edit]

ちゅうする (rōmaji chū suru)

  1. to kiss, smooch
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Onomatopoeia.

Noun[edit]

ちゅう (rōmaji chū)

  1. a squeak (sound made by mice)
  2. a chirp (sound made by small birds)
  3. sound made by sucking liquid
Derived terms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ちゅう (rōmaji chū)

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Etymology 3[edit]

⟨to2 ipu⟩ → */tipu//t͡sifu//t͡ɕɨu//t͡ɕuː/

Shift from Old Japanese と言ふ (to ipu → to iu). Compare てふ (tepu)ちょう (chō).

Phrase[edit]

ちゅう (rōmaji chū, historical hiragana ちふ)

  1. (archaic) Short for と言う (to iu): This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.
    • c. 759, Man'yōshū (book 7, poem 1170), text here
       () () (なみ) ()連庫山 (なみくらやま) () (くも)居者 (ゐれば) (あめ) () (ふる) () () (かへり) () (わが) () [Man'yōgana]
      楽浪 (ささなみ)連庫山 (なみくらやま) (くも) ()れば (あめ) ()ちふ (かへ) () () () [Modern spelling]
      Sasanami no Namikura-yama ni kumo ireba ame zo furu chū kaeri ko waga se
      (please add an English translation of this example)

Etymology 4[edit]

Readings of various kanji.

Noun[edit]

ちゅう (rōmaji chū)

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Suffix[edit]

ちゅう (rōmaji -chū)

  1. : medium; during, in the middle of