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See also Chan, chān, chán, chǎn, chàn, and -chan

Ch'orti'

Noun

chan

  1. Snake.

Galician

Etymology

See Portuguese chão.

Noun

chan m.

  1. floor

Irish

Pronunciation

  • (particle): IPA: [xan̪ˠ] (before a, o, u, fha, fho, fhu), [xanʲ] (before e, i, fhe, fhi)
  • (verb form): IPA: [xan̪ˠ]

Particle

chan (negative)

  1. not

Usage notes

Used only in some varieties of Ulster Irish. Used only before a vowel sound.

Related terms

  • cha (used before a consonant)
  • char (used with the past tense)

Synonyms

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

Verb form

chan

  1. Past tense analytic of can.

Usage notes

Used with a noun or pronoun (in the standard language, , , , , sibh, siad or their emphatic equivalents) as the subject.

Related terms

  • chanas (1st person sing. synthetic, nonstandard)
  • chanais (2d person sing. synthetic, nonstandard)
  • chanamar (1st person pl. synthetic)
  • chanabhar (2d person pl. synthetic, nonstandard)
  • chanadar (3d person pl. synthetic, nonstandard)
  • canadh (autonomous)

Japanese

Suffix

chan

  1. see -chan

Mandarin

Pinyin syllable

chan

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of four tones, chān, chán, chǎn, or chàn.

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.


Scottish Gaelic

Verb

chan

Present negative of bi (to be).

  1. is not, are not, am not
    • Chan mise fuar.
      • I am not cold.
  2. it is not
    • An t-aran, chan ùr e.
      • The bread, it's not fresh.

Spanish

Noun

chan

  1. (Can we verify(+) this sense?)Some plant of the mint family whose seed is eaten.
    Los aderezos de semillas y nueces se preparan licuando semillas remojadas de linaza, girasol, chan... Rodrigo Crespo A., Comiendo pura vida, p. 135.

Scientific names

Synonyms


Welsh

Noun

can

  1. can with the aspirate mutation

Mutation

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
can gan nghan chan

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