чай tea
Parts of speech

Nouns

чай gen. чаю - tea

чайок gen. чайку - tea, diminutive

чаювання - taking, drinking tea (action, ceremony)

Adjectives

чайний - relating or pertaining to tea

 

Adverbs

 

 

Verbs

чаювати - to take tea

 

Useful compounds
and collocations

чорний, зелений чай - black, green tea

липовий, малиновий чай - linden, raspberry tea

чайний сервіз, чайний набір - tea service

чайна ложка - tea spoon

Additional information

1. чай is closely related to the word for tea in many languages, derived from Mandarin Chinese

2. not to be confused with similar-sounding words, especially чайка - seagull, a bird with considerable significance in Ukrainian folk culture

3. чайник colloquially means a novice or greenhorn; the slang phrase чайника повісити, when said of a woman, means to commit adultery.

Related words

чайник -  teapot, kettle

чайові - tip, gratuity

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