chu

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Japanese onomatopoeia ちゅっ (chu).

Interjection[edit]

chu

  1. (chiefly anime and manga fandom) The sound of a kiss.
    • 1996 12 August, Kathleen Webb, “Re: Zoicite a guy!!!”, alt.fan.sailor-moon, Usenet:
      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 4 August, Fish Eye no Miko [username], “Re: [POLL] Which anime characters could be Ohtori students?”, alt.fan.utena, Usenet:
      >Eldrick Tobin - Kiss worthiness of sig pending.

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

See also[edit]


Amuzgo[edit]

Noun[edit]

chu

  1. year

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 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.

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

Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): /ṯɕu˧˧/
  • (Huế) IPA(key): /ṯɕʊw˧˧/
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): /c̻ʊw˧˥/

Adjective[edit]

chu

  1. all right, satisfactory