A Pronouncing and Defining Dictionary of the Swatow Dialect, Arranged According to Syllables and Tones/chia
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車chia391590 A wheeled vehicle; wheels; a machine having wheels.
bé-chia; a wagon. gû-chia; an ox cart. lín-chia; a wheel-barrow. chia-lín; the wheel of a cart. cŏ̤ chîa; to go in a carriage. thua chia; to draw a cart. kò cêk tieⁿ chia; hired a carriage. húe-lûn-chia; a steam car. cí ciah húe-lûn-cûn, sĭ àm chia a sĭ îang chia? Is this steamboat a propeller or one with side wheels? thīⁿ-saⁿ chia; a sewing machine. tâh chia; to turn a pump with the feet. lôi pê cúi-chia; farming implements. chia pêⁿ; a carriage top. chia sìⁿ; the spokes of a wheel. pháng se kâi chia; a spinning wheel. pue chia; a flying machine.
賖chia7471547 To buy or sell on credit.
chia sìo; enter in account, chia khṳt i; sell to him on credit. lṳ́ kio úa thòi chia; have it charged in your account for me. lṳ́ sĭ àiⁿ chia a àiⁿ hīn? Do you wish to trade on credit or for cash? hīn kah chia, cêk jît sio ŭ cêk peh ngṳ̂n hùe; for cash and on credit, he daily disposes of a hundred dollars worth of goods. cĭam chia kúi jît; let me have it on credit for a few days. cía chia sìo sĭ àng gûeh siu a sĭ àng coih siu? Are these bills collected monthly, or at other fixed periods? peh chia m̄ jû ngŏ-câp hīn; a hundred per cent acredited is not so good as fifty per cent paid down. bô̤ chia put sêng tìam, lăm chia tìam put sêng; without giving credit shops could not be opened, but if credit were carelessly given shops would soon have to be closed. chia lâi, hâiⁿ khṳ̀; you take something in when you buy on credit, but you pay something out when you settle the bill. cêk kâi m̄ chia; no credit given. chia kâi cōi kùe hīu kâi; those who buy on credit are more than those who pay cash. phìen chia; buy on credit without meaning to pay. chia sin hâi kū; to incure a new debt in order to settle an old one.
硨磲chia-khṳ̂444 Veined stone, used for the opaque white buttons of officers of the sixth rank.
i sĭ tì chia-khṳ téng, a sĭ tì cúi-ciaⁿ téng? Does he wear a white stone button, or one of crystal? lú kâi sìⁿ pèⁿ àiⁿ tàu chia-khṳ̂ hó̤ a tàu gê hó̤? Which do you prefer having the handle of your fan made from, white stone or ivory?