A Pronouncing and Defining Dictionary of the Swatow Dialect, Arranged According to Syllables and Tones/chien
— chien —
遷chien98016212 To remove from one place to another.
chien-îⁿ; go elsewhere to live. chien suaⁿ; to remove a grave. kói kùe, chien sĭen; to reform. chien-ĭen sî-jît; to postpone the day. ah-chien; to evict. pìen chien ; much changed on account of removals.
淺chíen982858 Shallow; superficial.
m̄ cai chim chíen; does not know the depth. hâk-mn̄g chíen; the questions were easy. chíen kṳ̆n; superficial. chíen sek; a pale color. sĭm chíen; the simplest. cĭu chíen-chíen nē, sueh khṳt nâng thiaⁿ; explain it in just the easiest way. hāi nâng put chíen; it was no slight injury. cúi chíen kàu hó̤ ĕ kùe khṳ̀; the water is so shallow that you can wade across. cúi khah chíen, cûn m̄-hó̤ kiaⁿ; the water is too shallow, and the boats cannot run. tó-tn̂g chíen; shallow minded. chíen mô̤ⁿ; short fur.
前chîen981187 To advance; to progress.
i kien ŭ chîen-thêng a bô̤? Did his contributions to the support of the government bring him promotion to office or not? i thàng kàu ŭ cîⁿ khṳ̀ kien chîen-thêng; he has gained so much that he has money wherewith to purchase an official position.