Chorva in everything

Like many others, I thought that the term “chorva” was just invented and added to the rich and still getting richer Pinoy gay lingo. It sounds funny and really gay. I remember using it in one of my IM conversations with a friend, and then she asked me what it means. I told her it’s a universal filler (I deduced my definition from how the term is used); when you don’t know the right term to use, “chorva” comes handy. I found out later on that “chorva” was coined from a foreign word and that my definition is somehow true. “Chorva” was derived from the Greek word cheorvamus, which means “for lack of the right word to say” or “in place of something you want to express but cannot verbalize.” Now I’m starting to believe that old man in My Big Fat Greek Wedding, that all words have Greek roots! I remember him saying it in the movie, trying to prove his theory to anyone-“Give me a word… any word, and I tell you, its come from Greek…”

“Chorva” is a very flexible term, too. It can function as noun (May bagong chorva sa tindahan.), verb (I-chorva mo na `yong narinig mo kanina!) or even as an adjective (Ang chorva naman ng mukha!).

So, if you find yourself at a loss for words when talking to your friends, classmates or in any informal conversation, try “chorva”! Who knows, it’s the term that will liven up a boring, rainy afternoon.πŸ˜€

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Variants of “chorva” are churva, chorla, chuva, chuvanes. If you find other meaning or functions of this term, share it with me, too. CHORVA to us all! πŸ™‚

19 Responses to Chorva in everything

  1. Len ay nagsabing:

    My word for the day: Chorva!
    Using it in a sentence: Ang chorva ng post mo. haha

  2. Salve ay nagsabing:

    uy, len! cho-chorva-hin ko na yung book sa weekend, don’t worry.πŸ˜€

  3. Sherma ay nagsabing:

    Ang chorva mo naman girl!

    This is a sociolinguistic post! Isabmit mo kaya kay Tuting?

  4. cliff ay nagsabing:

    HEHEHEHE!

    I like your ka-chorvahan Salve!

    Any word na may “H”, bading. Let me give you an example -jHing!

  5. Salve ay nagsabing:

    nice idea yan, sherma. mahanap nga si tuting sa department.baka pwedeng lumusot na linguistic paper `to.πŸ˜€

  6. Salve ay nagsabing:

    ate jhing-jhing, nangcho-chorva na naman si tatang!at ikaw ang subject ng chorva nya.πŸ˜€

    give more examples, tatang, para maging valid yang claim mo. hehehe

  7. Padre Salvi ay nagsabing:

    ngayon lang kumalat yan sa text. sino ba nagsimula nyan?

  8. Salve ay nagsabing:

    Di ko nga alam kung sino nagsimula nyan, padre salvi. may nabasa ako article tungkol sa etymology ng “chorva.”

    salamat sa pagbisita!

  9. hitokirihoshi_kawaii ay nagsabing:

    way back starstruck days nina rainier castillo narinig ko na ang word na ito. so ginamit ko lang pang churva. pero nung kasikatan ni jolina sa dos gamit naman niya chuva chu chu…echuz ko lang kung kanicth chinilin china ever galing yan..

    ayos sa serach avi, makakatulong yan sa world peace!

  10. CareTaker ay nagsabing:

    One of the best headers na nakita ko!!

    Keep writingπŸ˜›

  11. brokenman ay nagsabing:

    nice blog you have here. keep on writing.

  12. Salve ay nagsabing:

    Hello, CareTaker and brokenman! Thank you for the comments and for visiting my site.πŸ™‚

  13. tayns ay nagsabing:

    senshu nihonjin no tomodachi ni chorva ni tsuite setsumeishita. dakara, ima kara tokuteina kotoba o omoidasanai toki ni chorva o tsukatteokou. chorva deshou.πŸ˜‰

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  16. Janjie ay nagsabing:

    hmmmn… I love that word… Magamit nga…

    Salve: go, janjie! i-chorva mo!πŸ˜€
    salamat po sa pagbisita.

  17. vera ay nagsabing:

    ahahahaπŸ˜€ nakakatawa pag ginagamit namin to dati sa pre-med with other sentence fillers: cheverlyn, eklavoo, portion, part, chevers

    portionin mo na yung chorva nung hypophysis.

    chinorva nalang ni sir yung portion nung brain chevers ng cat.

    –wag na magtiwala sa mga magiging doktor ng UST. haha. bibigayan ka ng diagnosis:

    ma’am, the chorvaness protruding on the back portion of that part is only a cheverlyn cyst, so there’s really eklavoo things to make chorva about.

    Salve: basta chorva lang nang chorva, vera!πŸ˜€

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