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
З́ Ѕ И Ѝ І Ї Й
Ј К Л Љ М Н Њ
О П Р С С́ Т Ћ
Ќ У Ў Ф Х Ц Ч
Џ Ш Щ Ъ Ы Ь Э
Ю Я
Non-Slavic letters
Ă Ā Å Ã Ä Ǟ Ә
Ә́ Ә̃ Ӛ Ӕ Ғ Г̧ Г̑
Г̄ Ҕ Ӻ Ӷ Ԁ Ԃ
Ԫ Ԭ Ӗ Е̄ Е̃
Ё̄ Є̈ Ӂ Җ Ӝ Ԅ
Ҙ Ӟ Ԑ Ԑ̈ Ӡ Ԇ Ӣ
И̃ Ҋ Ӥ Қ Ӄ Ҡ Ҟ
Ҝ Ԟ Ԛ Ӆ Ԯ Ԓ Ԡ
Ԉ Ԕ Ӎ Ӊ Ң Ԩ Ӈ
Ҥ Ԣ Ԋ О̆ О̃ О̄ Ӧ
Ө Ө̄ Ӫ Ҩ Ԥ Ҧ Р̌
Ҏ Ԗ Ҫ Ԍ Ҭ
Ԏ У̃ Ӯ Ӱ Ӱ́ Ӳ
Ү Ү́ Ұ Х̑ Ҳ Ӽ Ӿ
Һ Һ̈ Ԧ Ҵ Ҷ
Ӵ Ӌ Ҹ Ҽ
Ҿ Ы̆ Ы̄ Ӹ Ҍ Э̆ Э̄
Э̇ Ӭ Ӭ́ Ӭ̄ Ю̆ Ю̈ Ю̈́
Ю̄ Я̆ Я̄ Я̈ Ԙ Ԝ Ӏ
Archaic letters
Ҁ Ѻ
ОУ Ѡ Ѽ 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 〈tch〉 in "switch".

In English, it is romanized most often as 〈ch〉 but sometimes as 〈tch〉, like in French. In linguistics, it is transcribed as 〈č〉 so Tchaikovsky (Чайковский in Russian) may be transcribed as Chaikovsky or Čaykovskiy.

History[edit]

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

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

Usage[edit]

Slavic languages[edit]

In all Slavic languages that use the Cyrillic alphabet, except Russian and Ukrainian, Che represents the voiceless postalveolar affricate /tʃ/.

In Russian and Ukrainian, Che usually represents the voiceless alveolo-palatal affricate /t͡ɕ/. However, in a few words, it is pronounced as /tʃ/, like in Russian: лучше and Ukrainian: знаючий.

In Russian, in a few words, it represents /ʂ/ (like English 〈sh〉 /ʃ/ in "shape"): Russian: что, чтобы, нарочно.

Zhuang[edit]

The letter Che was used in the Latin Zhuang alphabet from 1957 to 1986 to represent the fourth (falling) tone from 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