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じゃない ⇒ ちゃう
To be not, Am not, Are not, Is not

関西弁

Structure
[な]Adjective + ちゃう(1)
Noun + ちゃう(1)

(1)やない、とちゃう
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The negative form of the 助動詞(じょどうし) (auxiliary verb) だ in Japanese frequently appears as じゃない (an abbreviation of ではない). In 関西弁(かんさいべん) じゃない is often replaced by ちゃう. ちゃう itself is actually just an abbreviation of 違(ちが)う, a common うverb meaning ‘to differ’.
ちゃう may be used directly after either nouns, or な-Adjectives, to convey ‘is not (A)’.
  • 今(いま)エミ彼氏(かれし)ちゃう
    Isn't that Emi's boyfriend?
  • このドレス綺麗(きれい)ちゃう昨日(きのう)買(か)ったの。
    Don't you think this dress is cute? I bought it yesterday.
ちゃう may also appear in the past negative form. However, as it is a set expression (and not considered an actual conjugation of 違(ちが)う), it will not be conjugated like a regular う - Verb, but will become ちゃうかった.
  • タロウお父(とう)さん関西人(かんさいじん)ちゃうかった
    Taro, wasn't your father from the Kansai region?
  • 先生(せんせい)だまされた。テスト少(すこ)し簡単(かんたん)ちゃうかった
    The teacher tricked us. The test is not easy at all.
Fun Fact
じゃない may also be replaced with やない. やない being the 関西弁(かんさいべん) equivalent of だ, with the い-Adjective ない attached to it. Like ちゃう, やない is used after nouns, or な-Adjectives.
  • あれ、ミオちゃんやない
    Hey, isn't that Mio chan?
  • 見(み)て見(み)てこれ50%オフやった、お得(とく)やない
    Look look, this was 50% off, don't you think that's a good deal?
When conjugating in the past negative form, やない follows the regular conjugation rules of ない, becoming やなかった.
  • あの人(ひと)さんまさんやなかった。ただおっちゃんやった
    That person wasn't Sanma-san. It was just a middle aged guy.
  • 便利(べんり)そうだったから買(か)ったのに全然(ぜんぜん)便利(べんり)やなかった
    I bought this because it looked useful, but it was not useful at all.
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私(わたし)は犬(いぬ)が好(す)きじゃない
私(わたし)は犬(いぬ)が好(す)きちゃう
I do not like dogs.
私(わたし)は寿司(すし) が好(す)きじゃないので、食(た)べない。
私(わたし)は寿司(すし) が好(す)きちゃうので、食(た)べへん。
I do not like sushi, so I don't eat it.
りんごじゃない
りんごちゃう
It is not an apple.
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