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

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— chai —

chai942948 Conjecture; doubt; to guess.
chai-gî; doubt. chai mĭⁿ; to guess riddles. lṳ́ chai cē; you guess at it. lṳ́ chai-thóiⁿ sĭ sĭm-mûeh? What do you conjecture it to be? chai m̄ tîeh; cannot conjecture. chai tit tîeh; can guess it. kìⁿ chai kìⁿ tîeh; seeing is divining. lâng chai; difficult to divine. teng chai; to apprehend.

chái994648 To pluck; to gather; to sip.
chái bói; buy the choicest. chái tê; to pick tea. chái tê kua; ballads chanted by the tea pickers. chái sng; to gather mulberry leaves. chái hue; to gather flowers. chái cheⁿ; to gather herbs. n̂g-phang chái hue; the wasp flits from flower to flower. chái hue tèng kâi bît; sip honey from the flowers. chú-chái; to gather from different places. thiⁿ-sî lô̤h hŏ̤ bô̤ thang hó̤ khṳ̀ chṳ́-chái; when the weather is bad one cannot go about to earn money. cêk nî chú-chái saⁿ sì peh ngṳ̂n cū kàu ēng; if one could earn three or four hundred dollars a year, that would just meet expenses. cí kò̤ bô̤ hó̤ chú-chái li khṳ̀ pât kò̤ chú-chái; if this is not a place for earning money, go elsewhere and earn it.

chái943598 Variegated; ornate; lucky.
kuang-chái; brilliant. bûn-chái; ornate. ngō chái; the five colors, blue, yellow, carnation, white, and black. hó̤-chái; fortunate; a good chance. thâu-chái hó̤; a lucky hit. phòng tîeh hó̤ thâu-chái; met with a capital chance. bô̤ chái căi; most unfortunate. ŭ chái kâi; opportune. thóiⁿ kàu toah chái; beheld it with such delight that they applauded the actors. cîah kàu toah chái; so pleased with the feast as to clap and applaud the cook. kak chái; an amulet. chái bâi; a gay festoon. chái kî; a variegated flag. châi koi; to adorn a street with gay devices. chái sîn chíang; a platform prepared for the gods to sit upon. chái sîn pêⁿ; an elevated and gayly decked seat for the gods to repose upon at a play. lṳ́ tîeh khṳt úa cò̤ chái; you must make a suitable apology to me. chái kàu ngía căi; gayly decked out. kim hue chái âng; tinsel and glitter. âng chái; showy. cheng-chái căi; very beautiful. cò̤ chái cē; make it rather gay.

chái19810412 Convulsions; fits.
tṳ-bó̤ chái; fits. tîeh îeⁿ-chái; has convulsions.

chái9441098 To notice; to pay attention to.
màiⁿ chái i; pay no attention to him. i m̄ chái úa; he gave me no heed. úa tōa siaⁿ hàm, i chŵn m̄ chái; I called loudly to him, but he paid no attention to me. m̄ ciu m̄ chái; took no notice of it. lṳ́ cò̤-nî hàm m̄ chái? Why do you not mind when you are told?

chái828308 An exclamation of disgust or displeasure.
chái! kîaⁿ khui khṳ̀; ugh! get out of the way with you.

chái9431650 A betrothal present.
nâp chái; to receive betrothal gifts.

chài9441408 Vegetables; edible herbs; viands.
keⁿ chài; garden vegetables. cheⁿ chài; greens in general. tōa chài; a large white turnip; the chief dishes. síe chài; condiments, relishes, the smaller side dishes. hái-chài; food obtained from the sea. hái-chài phò; a stall where shell fish is sold. chài phò; a green-grocer's stall. phang chài; sweet scented herbs, parsley, or sweet basil. ce chài; lenten herbs. àiⁿ bói sĭm-mih chài sek? What sort of vegetables do you wish to buy? hó̤ chài; delicacies. khṳ̀ bói chài; go marketing. cò̤ chài get the meal ready. sàng chài; a present of food. mîaⁿ-ke pa-lói chài; skillful in making relishes, deserts, or side dishes. chài, taⁿ lâi hŭe; put the viands on to cook now. kîam chài; sour-krout; pickled greens. pêh chài thâu, âng chài thâu, n̂g-chài thâu; turnips, beets and carrots. khṳ̂n-chài; celery. ku-chài; cives. khah-nâ chài; cabbages. chài-hn̂g; a vegetable garden. taⁿ cúi khṳ̀ èng chài; carry water and water the vegetables. kău-hâh-chài; a coarse kind of cabbage.

châi9431456 To cut or fashion garments; to trim down; to plan.
châi-hông; a tailor. châi kíam cē; reduce it somewhat. tăi-cóng-chai; the curator of essays at an examination. tōa châi, sòi châi; a full or a scant pattern. châi tīo; to reduce by cutting off. châi cíe lío thiet tīo; to diminish the size by trimming off. châi-ciak; to calculate and plan. hó̤ cài kio nâng châi-ciak cē; go over the calculations again with the persons concerned. cē châi-ciak tīaⁿ-tieh cū kîaⁿ; after making a fixed plan we will then execute it. lṳ́ hó̤ cú-châi; decide for yourself. cí kĭaⁿ sṳ̄ sĭ tī-tîang tó̤ cú-châi? Who is the one that is to decide in this matter? táng i châi-ciak hó̤; wait till he has come to a decision about it.

châi9431543 Wealth; property; profits.
hwt châi; become rich. tit tîeh châi; obtain wealth. ŭ châi-khì; substantial; portly; an appearance of being well fed and prosperous. châi-cú; châi-cú láu; a rich man. tōa châi-cú; a very wealthy man. châi-tong; a capitalist. thien châi; a windfall. châi sîn îa; the god of wealth. phùa châi; to lavish wealth. cŭ châi; to accumulate property. hwt tōa châi; become very wealthy. tōa hwt châi; makes money rapidly. thau-ke-châi; a thief of a cook. nâng ûi châi sí; men lose their lives in pursuit of wealth. châi khó̤ thong sîn; money can move the gods. put ngĭ cṳ châi; unjust gains. mông châi kù suah; contemplate murder on account of a bribe. tit chi ke châi; get a wife and money to boot. phien châi; ill-gotten gains. cìaⁿ châi; honest gains. m̄ tham châi; not covetous of gain. ì gūa kâi châi; unexpected gains. seⁿ châi; make a profit. seⁿ châi ŭ tău; there is a correct way of becoming rich. mông châi hāi mīaⁿ; lose life in the pursuit of gain. tǹg-cáu ke châi; to abstract and pass over to others what belongs to the family served.

châi942753 Materials of which things are made; nature or qualities.
châi-līo; materials. hó̤ sin châi; well formed; personable. in châi jṳ̂ tok; cut the coat according to the cloth. lṳ́ thó̤iⁿ i kâi châi-cieh hó̤ a m̄ hó̤? What do you think of his qualities?

châi942640 Talents; mental capacity; endowments.
châi cṳ́; a man of parts. châi ńng; a talented woman. siu-châi; a graduate; a Bachelor of Arts. hîen châi; a man of genius. cêk pío nâng châi; a fine looking man. ŭ châi kàng; possessing great executive ability. hó̤ châi-chêng; fine tact. bûn-châi; literary ability. sam châi; the three powers, heaven earth and man, who are supposed to rule all things. put châi; incompetent. khut tîeh lṳ́ kâi châi; make use of your intellectual gifts for my humble purposes. bô̤ châi bô̤ chêng; incompetent. seⁿ lâi nâng-chai chut cèng; excelling others in good looks. hó̤ nâng-châi; has a distinguished appearance. pa-hì bô̤ cin, sìu-châi bô̤ ké; tliore are no real jugglers, and no fictitious graduates. tău chut nâng châi kâi sî-hāu; a time when genius thrives.

châi94612017 An adverb of time; at hand; then.
úa huang-châi kàu; I have just arrived. tîeh cìeⁿ-seⁿ, châi sĭ tŏ̤-lí; it must be thus, and then it will be in accordance with correct principles. thóiⁿ kú huang-châi mêng-pêh; after long consideration you will then understand it. cìeⁿ-seⁿ châi hó̤; now then, it will do. huang-châi khṳ̀ lio; has just now gone. kàu móng sî huang-châi ŏi tit hó̤; at that time it may be about done.

châi111533 A ravenous beast.
châi-lâng; a wolf . hṳ́-kò̤ kâi châi-lâng hóⁿ pà cōi căi; there are many wolves, tigers and panthers there.