chúa

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Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (“lord”; SV: chủ), also used as a Sino-Vietnamese syllable in a few compounds. Doublet of chủ (master; owner).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

chúa ()

  1. (historical) the retired father of a monarch of feudal Vietnam
  2. (colloquial) a "lord" (compare English overlord) (someone who is the "pinnacle" of something)
    chúa lười
    slacker lord

Adjective[edit]

chúa ()

  1. (of an insect) being a queen
    ong chúa
    a queen bee
  2. elegant
    ăn mặc chúa
    to be elegantly dressed
  3. amazing
    Về toán thì nó chúa lắm.
    He is very amazing in mathematics.

Adverb[edit]

chúa

  1. (chiefly Northern Vietnam) very; mighty
    Thằng bé chúa bướng.
    He's so darn stubborn.

See also[edit]