chu

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Japanese onomatopoeia ちゅっ ‎(chu).

Interjection[edit]

chu

  1. The sound of a kiss.
    • 1996 August 12, Kathleen Webb, “Re: Zoicite a guy!!!”, in alt.fan.sailor-moon, Usenet[1]:
      By the way, isn't it interesting that the Japanese hear the sound "chu" when someone kisses? In the US, we usually say, "smooch," "smack," "smerp," or even "swock." Now, everytime I kiss my husband, I'm listening to hear if it sounds like "chu."
    • 2000 August 4, Fish Eye no Miko [username], “Re: [POLL] Which anime characters could be Ohtori students?”, in alt.fan.utena, Usenet[2]:
      >Eldrick Tobin - Kiss worthiness of sig pending.

      <chu!>
      Seems fine to me. ^_^
    • 2000 August 19, Verthandi, “Re: [META] Ohha! Gally desu!”, in alt.fan.utena, Usenet[3]:
      movie Akio: [shoots a kiss to himself] Chu! ^.~

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Esperanto[edit]

Particle[edit]

chu

  1. H-system spelling of ĉu

French[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Past participle of choir, from a Vulgar Latin root *cadutus as the past participle of *cadēre < cadō. Compare Italian caduto, Catalan caigut, Romanian căzut.

Verb[edit]

chu m ‎(feminine singular chue, masculine plural chus, feminine plural chues)

  1. past participle of choir
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Contraction of je +‎ suis.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Phrase[edit]

chu

  1. (Quebec, colloquial) I am.

Guerrero Amuzgo[edit]

Noun[edit]

chu

  1. year

Han[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

chu

  1. (Canada) water

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

chu

  1. rōmaji reading of ちゅ
  2. rōmaji reading of チュ

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

chu (Zhuyin ㄔㄨ˙)

  1. Nonstandard spelling of chū.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of chú.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of chǔ.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of chù.

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.

Nigerian Pidgin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English chew.

Verb[edit]

chu

  1. chew

Norman[edit]

Adjective[edit]

chu ‎(feminine chutte)

  1. (Jersey) this

Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

chu

  1. all right, satisfactory