To be clear, I am not asking about なか after a verb (which can mean "during"/"while"). While reading, I encountered:


Presumed meaning:

You think you can definitely beat us!?

The speaker here generally speaks with a (stereotypical, borrowing from both 広島弁 and 大阪弁) western Japan accent (ie: だ->じゃ, だから -> じゃけえ, れば ->りゃあ, etc), so it's possible that this is something dialectical, but I can't find anything on it.

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っちゅう is a rather common colloquial contraction of っていう = という, so you may simply read it as


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    Thanks! I guess I should have been searching for っちゅう rather than ちゅう, since that simmplifies it. I updated the title to reflect the "proper" question so it can up in other's searches.
    – MegaZeroX
    Mar 3, 2021 at 17:24

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