🌏 Region(s): Ryukyu (Okinawa)
ちゃーびらたい【来ゃーびらたい】 : chaabiratai | define meaning
- A saying used by women to express regret for bothering others, especially when or before entering an occupied room or another person's home: "May I come in?", "Pardon the intrusion...", "Sorry for bothering, but may I enter?", "Do you mind if I come in?"
- (General greeting) Hello
Literally "I have come!". Derived from the polite volitional form of the verb ちゅーん【来ゅーん】 chuun "to come".
Equivalent expression used by men: ちゃーびらさい chaabirasai.