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Chu

Chu

See also: Appendix:Variations of "chu"

English

Proper noun

Chu

  1. A Chinese surname.
Derived terms

Etymology 2

From Mandarin Chinese (Chǔ)

Proper noun

Chu

  1. (historical) An ancient Chinese viscounty and kingdom of the Zhou dynasty (circa 1030223 BCE) along the Yangtze River.
  2. (historical) The realm of this state, as a region or fief in later imperial China.
  3. (historical) Huan Chu, the short-lived kingdom of Huan Xuan (403404 CE).
  4. (historical) Ma Chu, a kingdom (907951 CE) during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period.
Synonyms
  • Huan Chu (5th century state)
  • Ma Chu (10th century state)

Vietnamese

Etymology

Sino-Vietnamese word from , from Middle Chinese (tsyuw); or from , from Middle Chinese (tsyu)

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Chu

  1. A surname.

See also

chu

chu

See also: Appendix:Variations of "chu"

English

Interjection

chu

  1. The sound of a kiss.
    • 1996 August 12, Kathleen Webb, “Re: Zoicite a guy!!!”, in 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 August 4, Fish Eye no Miko [username], “Re: [POLL] Which anime characters could be Ohtori students?”, in alt.fan.utena, Usenet:
      >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:
      movie Akio: [shoots a kiss to himself] Chu! ^.~

See also


Esperanto

Particle

chu

  1. H-system spelling of ĉu

French

Etymology 1

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

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

  1. past participle of choir
Related terms

Etymology 2

Contraction of je + suis.

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʃy/

Phrase

chu

  1. (Quebec, colloquial) I am.

Guerrero Amuzgo

Noun

chu

  1. year

Han

Alternative forms

Noun

chu

  1. (Canada) water

Japanese

Romanization

chu

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

Mandarin

Romanization

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

  • 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

Etymology

From English chew.

Verb

chu

  1. chew

Norman

Adjective

chu (feminine chutte)

  1. (Jersey) this

Vietnamese

Pronunciation

Adjective

chu

  1. all right, satisfactory