A Pronouncing and Defining Dictionary of the Swatow Dialect, Arranged According to Syllables and Tones/cang
— cang —
將cang967418 To take; to make use of; a sign of the accusative.
cang cía a cang hía; make use of this or that. cang sĭm-mûeh khṳt i cîah? What will you give him to eat? cang hó̤ ūe kio i tàⁿ; speak comfortably to him. cang bô̤ cò̤ ŭ; made out of nothing; unfounded. tîeh cang sêng-sim, m̄ thû-thû cang ūe tàⁿ; there must be sincerity as well as professions. cang ta-po ké cò̤ cṳ-nîe; had a man disguised as a woman. àiⁿ cang tī-tîang khṳ̀? Whom will you send?
鬃cang10221908 A lady's coiffure.
tá cang; do up the hair. lâu mô̤ⁿ, phah cang; let the hair grow, in order to arrange it in the style of a married woman. jû-ì cah tŏ̤ cang sim; an ornament was inserted in the centre of the coiffure. kíaⁿ-jît kâi cang siu khṳ̀ ngía căi; your hair is very prettily arranged to-day. cang-kíaⁿ lô̤; the hair arranged in a coil.
罾cang95112212 A square lifting net, suspended on a frame, and let down by a long rope.
áu cang; khang cang; to fish with lifting nets. khîa ki cang lâi áu hṳ̂; set a lifting net to catch fish. áu-cang máng-tìeⁿ; a mosquito bar having a folding frame inside.
莊cang1121407 Sedate; serious; a high road.
cang kèng; serious and respectful. twn cang; strictly correct in conduct. cang ngîam; strictly proper. cang tŏng; respectful. khang cang tōa lō; a level highway.
攢cáng10266419 To hold on tightly with the hands.
nŏ̤ ciah chíu cáng i kâi piⁿ; held on to his queue with both hands. cáng kín-kín m̄ khéng pàng; he held on tightly, and would not let go. cáng i m̄ cŭ; could not hold on to it.
總cáng102312011 To collect and tie up, as in a sheaf; to unite under one rule or in a whole.
cáng cò̤ cêk ē; bind them in one bundle. pá-cáng; an ensign, the second grade below a captain, and the lowest of army officers. thih pá-cáng; a low but permanent office, in which there is neither hope of promotion nor fear of degradation.
壯càng114334 Robust; hardy; lusty; to inspirit; to incite.
càng teng; able-bodied men. càng nî; in strong health. càng-kĭen; strong and hardy. càng sṳ̆; one accomplished in manly sports. càng-sĕng; lusty. sìo-càng; young and hearty. mîn càng; the militia. eng-hîong chut sìo-càng; violence comes of youthful vigor. íong càng; volunteer troops. pûi-càng; stout. càng i kâi táⁿ; incite his courage. cîah kàu pûi-càng tōa-kīaⁿ; become very stout and hardy.
粽càng10231198 Dumplings, boiled in a wrapping of leaves.
càng kîu; three cornered dumplings. càng kâi; many cornered dumplings. càng pau sĭm-mih kâi? What is in the dumplings? càng pâk khah phàⁿ; these dumplings are not well filled. cí kâi càng sĭ kîam kâi a sĭ tîam kâi? Have these dumplings a sweet or a salt filling? càng sĭ ēng tek-hîeh kah kîam-cháu khṳ̀ pâk; dumplings are tied up in bamboo leaves, with a bulrush. pâk càng kâi tek-hîeh ēng ke kùe jú hó̤, bŏ̤i chàu tek-hîeh bī; the bamboo leaves used in wrapping dumplings are better after having been used several times, for then they will not impart a taste to the dumpling.
棧càng12758 A warehouse; godowns.
càng-pâng; a store-room. càng co; storage. tun-pàng càng tèng; stored in the godown. kẃn-càng; warehouses. kāng i khṳ̀ càng kò̤ khí; go and take it out of the godown for him.
站càng131175 To stand up; to stand still.
càng kha m̄ cŭ; cannot stand it. ceng kàu i càng kha m̄ cŭ; punished them till they gave way altogether. i cí-hûe cn̂g kâi càng kha m̄ cŭ tŏ̤-kò̤; he is now wholly unable to maintain his position. líang pôiⁿ kâi bûn bú kuaⁿ tŏ̤ càng-pang, ŭ cìaⁿ peh nâng tŏ̤ táng khim-che lâi; the civil and military officers stood on either side in the order of their rank, about a hundred in all, awaiting the arrival of the ambassador. tău-thâi cŏ̤ jīm, i ēng khṳ̀ càng-pang a mín? On the Intendant of Circuit's coming to enter upon his office, does he go to attend upon him, standing where his rank prescribes? cí-kò̤ cn̂g kâi càng m̄ cŭ kha; there is no foothold at all here; this position cannot be maintained.
叢câng10252916 A classifier of trees and plants.
cêk câng hue, cêk câng chài, cêk câng chīu; a flower, a vegetable, and a tree. cêk câng kúe-cí; a fruit tree. peh cĭeⁿ chīu-câng téng; climbed a tree. cí câng hue ngía căi, īu phang; this shrub is beautiful and it is fragrant too. úa thóiⁿ cí kâi câng-sin khùn: tîeh èng pûi; I see that this plant is weak: fertilizing matter must be put around it. cí câng chīu sin ío tōa, hṳ́ câng li chīu ki ío cōi; this tree has the larger trunk, and that one the greater number of branches. kìaⁿ-seⁿ sĭ seⁿ tŏ̤ chīu câng tèng; parasites grow upon trees.
層câng9524412 Steps; shelves; gradations.
cêk câng, nŏ̤ câng; one or two gradations. cĭeⁿ kàu tŏiⁿ saⁿ câng; went up to the third landing. thâu cêk câng; the first in an ascending series. hṳ́ búe câng; the farthest off in the series. tîeh ŭ câng chṳ̀; there must be gradations. tâh-pō-câng; a stairway. saⁿ câng lâu; a building of three diminishing storeys. peh kàu tŏiⁿ ngŏ câng; climbed to the fifth storey. tû àiⁿ kêh cò̤ kúi câng? How many shelves will you have put into the cupboard? pàng tŏ̤ tŏiⁿ saⁿ câng; put it on the third shelf. thui-keh jîeh cōi câng? How many steps are there in the stairs? hṳ̂ kâi thah tŏ̤ cí ĕ kàu hṳ́ téng ŭ nŏ̤ peh gūa keh tâh-pō-câng; that pagoda has over two hundred steps in its stairway.
淋câng540858 To drench by pouring from above.
pun hŏ câng kàu cêk sin; drenched by the rain. câng-êk; take shower baths. tîeh cai thóiⁿ, m̄ hó̤ câng tîeh nâng; must look out that you do not souse people with it when pouring it down.
臟căng94913018 The parenchymatous viscera.
ngŏ-căng lâk-hú; all the internal organs of a body. hùi, sim, pî, kuaⁿ, sĭen, cía sí kìe-cò̤ ngŏ căng; tăi-chîang, sío-chîang, ūi, táⁿ, phâng-kuang, sim-pau-lôk, cía sĭ kìe-cò̤ lâk hú; the lungs, heart, spleen, liver and kidneys are called the five viscera; the large and small intestines, the stomach, the gall, the bladder, and the heart-case are called the membraneous viscera. căng hú siang phùe; the two sorts of viscera are the complement each of the other.
層căng9524412 A terrace.
suaⁿ-sîa cêk căng cêk căng; the slope of the hill is terraced. ngŏ căng lâu; a building with five diminishing storeys. cêk căng cêk căng nâng-mûeh cōi căi; there are a great many people in this crowd, standing so that their heads appear in ascending and receding tiers.
贈cāng95115412 To present; to bestow upon; to make a parting gift.
kàu cāng; to present to. hŏng cāng; respectfully offer as a gift. lī cāng ang jîn; promoted according to rule. cāng chùi, bô̤ cāng cîⁿ; give promises instead of the cash. úa cāng i cêk peh ngṳ̂n cò̤ lō hùi; I gave him a hundred dollars for his travelling expenses. hĕng tit ŭ móng nâng tó̤ cāng chùi, sṳ̄ cìaⁿ sêng; could a certain person be had as negotiator, the business would be done. cāng-sàng îeh-îⁿ; gave a parting gift of medicinal pills. cāng kè cng; make wedding presents. cāng lṳ́ bōi; let you have it at no profit to myself. bô̤ mûeh hó̤ cāng lṳ́; I have nothing to give you as a souvenir. hó̤ tit lṳ́ cāng úa cêk pì cṳ lak; I wish you would give me a helping hand for a moment.