A Pronouncing and Defining Dictionary of the Swatow Dialect, Arranged According to Syllables and Tones/chiaⁿ
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chíaⁿ nâng-kheh; to invite company. khṳt nâng chíaⁿ; he has been invited. chíaⁿ i lâi cîah; invite him to partake of the meal. chíaⁿ i cîah pīu chài-pn̄g; ask him to take pot-luck with us. chíaⁿ cŏ̤; please be seated. chíaⁿ sin-seⁿ; to engage a teacher. chíaⁿ cí; ask for orders from the Throne. chíaⁿ tê; invite to take tea. chíaⁿ hun; to offer one's pipe, chíaⁿ cíu; to offer wine. chíaⁿ ā, chíaⁿ ā; good-by. chíaⁿ, chíaⁿ; good-day. lṳ́ kio úa chíaⁿ i lâi tàⁿ ūe; you ask him for me to come and have a chat. chíaⁿ sî-jît; an invitation to fix the day. chíaⁿ mn̄g; inquire politely.
且chíaⁿ97414 Moreover; furthermore; indicates a copulative sentence.
ko-chíaⁿ tīu sù-sî; put up with this domicile for a short time. úa tŏ̤-kò̤, lṳ́ sĭang chíaⁿ cìeⁿ-seⁿ, úa m̄ tŏ̤-kò̤ le m̄ cai lṳ́ cò̤-nî īeⁿ; if you do like this when I am here, I do not know what you would not do if I were absent. chíaⁿ cĭam pîet; so we are to separate for awhile. úa chíaⁿ mn̄g lṳ́; I moreover ask you. chíaⁿ būe; not just yet; please delay an instant. lṳ́ chíaⁿ cŏ̤; sit still and do not disturb yourself. lṳ́ chíaⁿ táng úa; you remain here and wait for me. taⁿ chíaⁿ màiⁿ sĭeⁿ i; now don't think about it any more. kuang-chíaⁿ hìeⁿ ngía i cò̤ m̄-àiⁿ? Since it is so pretty why does he not want it? lṳ́ chíaⁿ hûe khṳ̀; then you can go back. chíaⁿ lâi cîah; come now and eat. chíaⁿ cieh úa, ùaⁿ cē khîeh lâi hâiⁿ lṳ́; lend it to me and I will bring it back to you after awhile. lṳ́ chíaⁿ khṳt úa, ē-jît úa-kâi le khṳt lṳ́; let me have it, and at another time I will let you have mine. i kâi lâu kûiⁿ, jṳ̂ chíaⁿ khuah; his chamber is lofty, and it is spacious as well. ko-chíaⁿ; it will do, it will answer temporarily. kó-chíaⁿ; done without any painstaking.
倩chíaⁿ98398 To serve an occasion; to borrow for a purpose.
chíaⁿ nâng khṳ̀ cò̤ bûn-cieⁿ; to engage another to write an essay for one to use at an examination. kìm bô̤ nâng chíaⁿ thòi; forbid the employment of substitutes in writing for the examinations, chíaⁿ nâng khṳ̀ thòi; get a substitute to enter in one's place at an examination.
成chîaⁿ77622 To finish.
cò̤ kàu chîaⁿ; to bring to completion. cîah kàu chîaⁿ; finish the meal. àiⁿ lí tîeh lí kàu chîaⁿ; if you do it at all yon must finish it. cò̤ m̄ chîaⁿ; unfinished. cí kâi khang-khùe chîaⁿ kàu i hó̤; finish up this work