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A Pronouncing and Defining Dictionary of the Swatow Dialect, Arranged According to Syllables and Tones/cha

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— cha —

cha5487 To diverge; a discrepancy; a mistake.
cha-chò̤; to err. cha-m̄-to̤; cha-m̄-cōi; not much difference. cha khṳ̀ hn̆g; a great divergence. bŏi cha bŏi chak; there is no mistake in it. cêk-sî cha-chak; a momentary blunder. cham-cha; not uniform. cham-cha, m̄ côi; unassorted. cham-cham cha-cha, chŵn m̄ kui-it; very dissimilar, and not of one lot.

cha5291 To place with the large and small ends alternating.
cha chíu; to fold the arms. sie cha tŏ̤ kò̤; laid together heads and points. cha m̄ bûa; cannot pack them in snugly, with heads and points alternating. sie cha cĭu pàng tit lô̤h; you can put them in, if you lay them with the large and the small ends alternating.

chá37864 To roast in a pan; to fry.
kang chá; to parch in a dry pan. cheⁿ chá; to fry the raw material. chá bí-kam-tê; to parch rice for making coffee. cien chá; to fry in fat. chá sek; to fry till done. màiⁿ chá khah thíam; do not fry it too much.

chà371674 A voucher; a document; a receipt.
cîⁿ-chà; paper money. ēng chà; use paper money. sái chà; send a draft. ngṳ̂n lâi ūaⁿ chà; exchange the money for a draft.

châ11755 Wood; fuel; fire-wood.
cám châ; to cut fire- wood. châ pé; fire-wood in bundles. ēng châ lâi cò̤ mûeh-hîaⁿ; use wood as fuel. nín sĭ hîaⁿ châ, a hîaⁿ thôaⁿ? Do you use wood or coal as fuel at your house? châ, kâi ngṳ̂n kúi tàⁿ? How many piculs of wood for a dollar? châ kâi ngṳ̂n chit-câp pé; seventy bundles of wood for a dollar. châ-thâu; a knotty stick. phùa châ; to split kindlings. phùa châ pó; a small axe. châ-húe ēng ke căi; used a great deal of fire-wood. châ sai; lumber; wood used in carpentry. ta châ m̄-hó̤ kṳ̆n húe; dry wood should not be laid close to a fire; do not put yourself in the way of temptation. nūaⁿ châ m̄ hó̤ tio; it is not well to lean on a rotten stick. khieh châ; waifs; drift-wood. kheh-cío kaⁿ châ; a stick in the bill of a magpie. kṳ̀ châ; to saw wood. châ kho; a wooden hoop. ôi tit châ khui, bŏi tit kṳ̀ ka-lânh; the wedge that rives, is itself nipped fast. cài châ kâi châ cûn; a boat used for carrying wood. châ ôi; wooden shoes. châ kîah; wooden clogs. châ kîe; a wooden bridge. châ pèⁿ; a wooden handle. cêk ki châ; a fagot. châ póiⁿ; a slab. cêk kò̤ châ; a piece of wood. châ chùi; chips of wood. hieⁿ châ; sandal wood. bâk châ; ebony. âng châ; redwood. cieⁿ châ; camphor wood. cieⁿ châ bô̤ mih ŏi cù; camphor wood is not often affected by dry rot. kheh kâi châ in; grave a wooden seal. tōiⁿ châ; hard wood. châ khah phàⁿ; this wood is too porous. khó-nōi châ ío jūn; the wood of the Persian lilac is tougher. châ thâu; a stump. châ phûe thiu; a shaving.

châ619753 Witless; doltish; stupid.
huaⁿ-hí i cìeⁿ tōa, châ-châ nē, cn̂g kâi bô̤ ēng; am pleased to have him so well grown, but he is stupid and of no use at all. i kâi châ kâi, m̄ hó̤ ǹg i; he is a dolt and no dependence can be placed on him.

châ942753 kuaⁿ-châ; a coffin. kuaⁿ-châ pang; lumber for coffins.