What does Chacha mean?

Some languages have a term for the last consonant in words.

English has “ch” (a short “a”).

But French has “ch” and Chinese has “n” (no sound).

And Spanish says “Cabaña”.

But the word used in Chinese, has another meaning: the first syllable is “che” and the final syllable is “ch.”

In Chinese the final sound is pronounced “zha” [C].

This can be used for the sounds in:

• “dong” [D]

• “dou” [Dp]

• “jau” [J]

• “cie” [Cj]

• “pijie” [P]

• “bai” [B]

• “li” [L]

• “qie” [Q]

• “gu” [G]

• “peng” [Pg]

• “shau” [S]

• “gong” [G]

• “shing” [Sh]

• “chu” [K]

• “gu” [G]

• “peng” [Pg]

• “shou” [S]

• “chu” [K]

• “gu” [G]

• “peng” [Pg]

That’s it!

What’s the meaning in Chinese?

That’s why French has “ch” and Chinese has “n” (no sound):

• chaisé (Chee-lee);

• chien (Chee-ee);

• ching (Chee-ing);

• chuikè (Chee-ki-kee);

• chuhm (Chee-hm);

• chhung (Chee-hoo);

• ching-chung (Chee-choo-kee)

• chih-kuhm (Chee-kih-kehm)

Chih-kuht (Chee-kuh-kuht) is the first syllable of the word “Kong”.

That’s right!

The first syllable is “Chee” (the vowel is not pronounced).