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See also chā, chá, chǎ, chà, and -cha

English

Etymology

From Hindustani चा / چا (ćā) < Persian چا < Chinese .

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
cha

Plural
-

cha (-)
  1. The drink made by infusing the dried leaves or buds of the tea plant in hot water, often served with milk or cream and sugar added.
    Would you like a cup of cha?

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Synonyms


Irish

Pronunciation

Particle

cha (negative)

  1. not

Usage notes

Used only in some varieties of Ulster Irish. Triggers lenition of b, c, f, g, m, p, s. Triggers eclipsis of d, t. Not used with the future tense; a future meaning can be conveyed by using it with the present tense.

  1. cha phósann é – "she will not marry him"
  2. cha dtugaim - "I do not give, I will not give"

Related terms

  • chan (used before vowel sounds)
  • char (used before the past tense)

Synonyms

  • (used in Munster Irish, Connacht Irish, and some varieties of Ulster Irish)

Japanese

Pronunciation

Noun

cha (hiragana ちゃ)

  1. : tea

Mandarin

Pinyin

cha (form of cha0 or cha5)

  1. : crotch; fork, prong

Pinyin syllable

cha

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of four tones, chā, chá, chǎ, or chà.

Usage notes

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


Navajo

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [ʧʰɑ̀]

Noun

cha

  1. crying

Scottish Gaelic

Verb

cha

Present negative of bi (to be).

  1. is not, are not, am not
    • Cha toigh leam caise.
      • I don't like cheese (lit. "Pleasant with me is not cheese").
  2. it is not
    • An speur, cha gorm e 'n-diugh.
      • The sky, it's not blue today.

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