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See also chāi, chái, chǎi, and chài

English

Pronunciation

Etymology

From Hindustani चाय / چای (ćāy) < Persian چای < Chinese .

Noun

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chai

  1. A beverage made with black teas, steamed milk and sweet spices based loosely on Indian recipes

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Jamaican Creole

Verb

chai

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Carry.

Mandarin

Pinyin syllable

chai

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of four tones, chāi, chái, chǎi, or chài.

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: [ʧʰɑj]

Noun

-chai (inalienable, e.g., shichai "my grandfather/grandson", bichai "her/his/their grandfather/grandson")

  1. maternal grandfather, mother's father, grandson (from daughter), daughter's son

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