A Pronouncing and Defining Dictionary of the Swatow Dialect, Arranged According to Syllables and Tones/ai
— ai —
哀ai619806 To pity; to grieve; to sympathize; sorrow; woeful.
ko ai cṳ́; an orphan. ai-khàu; to weep. ai-chám; distressing. ai khîu; to supplicate. ai-lîen; to compassionate. ai cāi! Alas! u hū ai cāi! Alas, how sad! pui ai; sympathy. ai khṳ́n; beseech. hi, nē, ai, lâk; the four emotions, satisfaction, anger, grief, joy.
唉ái619307 To sigh, to groan; an interjection expressing disgust or regret.
i kâi tó̤ ái mih sṳ̄? What is he groaning about? áa thiaⁿ-kìⁿ i cong-kú tó̤ ái, ái; I hear him grunting all the time. ái, khó̤-lien i! Oh, how I pity him! i sĭ ái-kìe ka-kī kâi sṳ̄, a sĭ ái-kìe pât nâng kâi sṳ̄? Is he sighing over his own affairs, or over those of some other person?
愛ài619619 The exhibition of humanity in the actions; to love; fond of; tender toward; sparing of; beloved.
ài-sieh, kindness. chin-ài; friendship, jîn-ai; benevolent. lĕng ài; your daughter. mông lṳ́ kùe ài; many thanks for your great kindness. nek-ài; blind love. hó̤ ài-sieh; lovable. khó̤-ài; lovely. ài-sieh ka-kī īu su ài-sieh pât nâng; love others as well as yourself. ài nâng kip mûeh; love people rather than things. ài-sieh tŏ̤ sim, màiⁿ ài-sieh tŏ̤ mīn; love in reality rather than in appearance. ài mîn jîak cṳ́; loved the people as if they were his children. ài-sieh thài kùe; too indulgent affection. ài-sieh kuang-im; sparing of time.