che

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Borrowed from Russian че (če).

Noun[edit]

che (plural ches)

  1. The letter Ч, ч.
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

A modification of ich, iche from Middle English ich (I, pronoun). Doublet of utchy.

Pronoun[edit]

che

  1. (personal, obsolete) I.
    • c. 1603–1606, Shakespeare, William, King Lear, act 4, scene 6:
      Nay, come not near th' old man; keep out, che vor / ye, or ise try whether your costard or my ballow be / the harder: ch'ill be plain with you.

Anagrams[edit]


Esperanto[edit]

Preposition[edit]

che

  1. H-system spelling of ĉe

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese che (13th century, Cantigas de Santa Maria); from an inflected form of Latin : the accusative te is from Latin , the dative ti from tibi, the dative che emerged by metanalysis from the contraction of te and the article.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

che

  1. dative of ti

Usage notes[edit]

The personal pronoun can also be used as a "dative of solidarity" or "interesse" in colloquial register, meaning that either the interlocutor or the emissor is inserted into the action even when they don't have a direct intervention, so either to gain the interlocutor sympathy of to show personal interest:

    • c1295, R. Lorenzo (ed.), La traducción gallega de la Crónica General y de la Crónica de Castilla. Ourense: I. E. O. P. F., page 126:
      Disse entõ o conde a el rey dom Garçia: -Rey, nõ as por que teer nẽhũu destes que comigo som presos, que por mj̃ soo aueras quantos y som, et nõ lles faças nẽhũu mal, ca elles nõ che am y culpa nẽhũa.
      Thed the count said to king Don García: «King, you don't have to keep as prisoners none of the ones that are with me, because just by me you'll find out how many they are, and don't yo do them any harm, because they are not to blame [to you] on this»
    • 1596, anonymous, Diálogo de Alberte e Bieito:
      eche cousa de chorar
      It is [to you] a thing for crying
    • Gustoucheme moito ese libro.I liked very much that book [to you].
    • Fillo, non che me sexas mentirán.Son, don't be a liar [to you] [to me].

References[edit]

  • che” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • che” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • che” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • che” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • che” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Guaraní[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

che

  1. I, me

See also[edit]

Determiner[edit]

che

  1. my
    che angirũ — "my friend"

Ido[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Esperanto ĉe, from French chez.

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

che

  1. at, in, to (someone in his or her house, home or place), with (a people, in respect of their customs)
    Partio che me!Party at my place!
    Me lojas che mea patro.I live with my dad.
    Irez che la mediko!Go to the doctor!

Istriot[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin quod.

Conjunction[edit]

che

  1. that
    • 1877, Antonio Ive, Canti popolari istriani: raccolti a Rovigno, volume 5, Ermanno Loescher, page 68:
      Nu’ iè truvato spada, che me talgia
      I have not found a sword that would cut me

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈke/
  • Hyphenation: che
  • Rhymes: -e

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin quid,[1] from Proto-Indo-European *kʷid, compare *kʷis.

Pronoun[edit]

che

  1. (interrogative) what; which
  2. (relative) who; whom; which; nominative and accusative case
Synonyms[edit]
See also[edit]
  • cui (relative; dative and prepositional case)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin quod, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *kʷod.

Conjunction[edit]

che

  1. that
  2. than
  3. when

Determiner[edit]

che

  1. some (a remarkable); what (intensifier to begin a sentence)
    che festa!what a party!

References[edit]

  1. ^ Patota, Giuseppe (2002) Lineamenti di grammatica storica dell'italiano (in Italian), Bologna: il Mulino, →ISBN, page 139

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

che

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ちぇ
  2. Rōmaji transcription of チェ

Ladin[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

che

  1. that

Derived terms[edit]


Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

che

  1. Nonstandard spelling of chē.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of chě.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of chè.

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Middle English[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

che

  1. Alternative form of sche

References[edit]


Picard[edit]

Determiner[edit]

che m

  1. this

Romagnol[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

che

  1. that; which

Romansch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Conjunction[edit]

che

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan) that
Alternative forms[edit]
  • (Sutsilvan) ca, c'
  • (Surmiran) tgi
  • (Puter, Vallader) cha

Pronoun[edit]

che

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan) who, whom
Alternative forms[edit]
  • (Sutsilvan) tge
  • (Surmiran) tgi
  • (Puter, Vallader) cha

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin quid.

Pronoun[edit]

che

  1. (Puter, Vallader) what
Alternative forms[edit]
  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sutsilvan, Surmiran) tge
  • (Sursilvan) tgei

Etymology 3[edit]

From Latin quod.

Conjunction[edit]

che

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan) than
Alternative forms[edit]
  • (Sutsilvan) ca
  • (Surmiran) tgi
  • (Puter) cu
  • (Vallader) co

South Slavey[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

che

  1. Liard dialect form of tse

References[edit]

  • Keren Rice (1989) A Grammar of Slave, Berlin, West Germany: Mouton de Gruyter, →ISBN, page 11

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

che f (plural ches)

  1. Name of the digraph Ch/ch, previously was considered a letter.

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Interjection[edit]

che

  1. (Argentine, Uruguay, Bolivia, Paraguay, regional Spain) hey
Descendants[edit]
  • Portuguese: tchê

Noun[edit]

che m or f (plural che)

  1. (colloquial, Chile) Argentinian person

Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

che (, 𨑤, 𩂏, 𫑃)

  1. to cover
  2. (literally) to hide

Derived terms[edit]

Derived terms