Che (Cyrillic)

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Cyrillic letter Che
Cyrillic letter Che - uppercase and lowercase.svg
Numeric value: 90
The Cyrillic script
Slavic letters
А Б В Г Ґ Д Ђ
Ѓ Е Ѐ Ё Є Ж З
Ѕ И Ѝ І Ї Й Ј
К Л Љ М Н Њ О
П Р С Т Ћ Ќ У
Ў Ф Х Ц Ч Џ Ш
Щ Ъ Ы Ь Э Ю Я
Non-Slavic letters
Ӑ Ӓ Ә Ӛ Ӕ Ғ Ҕ
Ӻ Ӷ Ԁ Ԃ Ӗ Ӂ
Җ Ӝ Ԅ Ҙ Ӟ Ԑ Ӡ
Ԇ Ӣ Ҋ Ӥ Қ Ӄ Ҡ
Ҟ Ҝ Ԟ Ԛ Ӆ Ԓ Ԡ
Ԉ Ԕ Ӎ Ӊ Ң Ӈ Ҥ
Ԣ Ԋ Ӧ Ө Ӫ Ҩ Ԥ
Ҧ Ҏ Ԗ Ҫ Ԍ Ҭ Ԏ
Ӯ Ӱ Ӳ Ү Ұ Ҳ Ӽ
Ӿ Һ Ԧ Ҵ Ҷ Ӵ Ӌ
Ҹ Ҽ Ҿ Ӹ Ҍ Ӭ
Ԙ Ԝ Ӏ
Archaic letters
Ҁ Ѻ ОУ Ѡ Ѿ Ѣ
Ѥ Ѧ Ѫ Ѩ Ѭ Ѯ
Ѱ Ѳ Ѵ Ѷ

Che or Cha (Ч ч; italics: Ч ч) is a letter of the Cyrillic script.

It commonly represents the voiceless postalveolar affricate /tʃ/, like the pronunciation of ch in "change".

In English, Che is usually romanized as ch, or sometimes as tch, as in French. In linguistics it is transcribed as č. Thus Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's surname (Чайковский in Russian) may be transcribed as Chaikovsky or Čajkovskij.

History[edit]

The name of Che in the Early Cyrillic alphabet was чрьвь (črvĭ), meaning "worm".

In the Cyrillic numeral system, Che had a value of 90.

Usage[edit]

Slavic languages[edit]

In all Slavic languages which use Cyrillic, except Russian, Che represents the voiceless postalveolar affricate /tʃ/.

Russian[edit]

In Russian, Che usually represents the voiceless alveolo-palatal affricate /t͡ɕ/. There is a small number of words where it represents /ʂ/ (similar to English to sh /ʃ/ in "shape"); e.g. что, чтобы, нарочно.

Zhuang[edit]

Che was used in the Latin Zhuang alphabet from 1957 to 1986 to represent the fourth (falling) tone, because of its similarity to the numeral 4. In 1986, it was replaced by the Latin letter X.

Related letters and other similar characters[edit]

Computing codes[edit]

Character Ч ч
Unicode name CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER CHE CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER CHE
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 1063 U+0427 1095 U+0447
UTF-8 208 167 D0 A7 209 135 D1 87
Numeric character reference Ч Ч ч ч
KOI8-R and KOI8-U 254 FE 222 DE
Code page 855 252 FC 251 FB
Code page 866 151 97 231 E7
Windows-1251 215 D7 247 F7
ISO-8859-5 199 C7 231 E7
Macintosh Cyrillic 151 97 247 F7

External links[edit]

  • The dictionary definition of Ч at Wiktionary
  • The dictionary definition of ч at Wiktionary