Open main menu

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

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

— chiⁿ —

chiⁿ8001956 Fresh; just killed; clean; new.
chiⁿ hṳ̂; fresh fish. hṳ̂ chiⁿ kàu ûah; the fish is as fresh as if alive. cí kò̤ nêk chiⁿ-chiⁿ nē; this flesh is from an animal that has just been killed. hái chiⁿ; shell-fish just out of the sea. cí kâi hṳ̂ kàu káu-sîaⁿ chiⁿ; this fish is nearly fresh. mn̂g-khí kâi hṳ̂, àiⁿ ien li bŏi, àiⁿ chiⁿ li bô̤; this morning's fish is not spoiled, and neither is it quite fresh. cêk sin hôk-sek chiⁿ căi; his garments are very new. hue chiⁿ-chiⁿ; newly opened flowers. kî-chì chiⁿ-mêng căi; the flags are quite new. chiⁿ-īam; spick and span. chiⁿ kàu īam-īam; glossy from newness. chiⁿ kháu; deliciously fresh. chiⁿ-tîam; fresh and sweet. chiⁿ-nî căi; very youthful. saⁿ-khò chiⁿ-khīa chiⁿ-khīa; his clothes are span new.

chíⁿ50214014 Blue.
chíⁿ pò; plain blue cotton cloth. sĭ àiⁿ làm chíⁿ, a sĭ àiⁿ ní chíⁿ? Do you want to have it colored blue by a single immersion in blue dye, or by repeated dippings and airings? chíⁿ tĭu; blue grass-cloth.

chîⁿ912538 To measure by the outstretched arms; one reach of the arms.
chîⁿ tîeh saⁿ chîⁿ tn̂g; measured it by the extended arms, and found it was three times as far as from the tip of one middle finger to the other. cang chíu chîⁿ thóiⁿ ŭ kúi chîⁿ khuah; measure it with outstretched arms and see how many such spans wide it is. ŭ chîⁿ gūa tn̂g cū kàu; a little more than the length covered by my extended arms will be sufficient.