A Pronouncing and Defining Dictionary of the Swatow Dialect, Arranged According to Syllables and Tones/cwn
— cwn —
偏cwn68999 Bent upon; set in one's way.
hàm i cìeⁿ i cwn àiⁿ hìeⁿ; if you tell him to do this, he is sure to want to do that. i àiⁿ, úa cwn m̆; he wanted me to, but I was determined that I would not. cò̤-nî ko̤h-lô̤, i cwn-cwn m̆; however much he is expostulated with, he is determined not to do it. cwn-cwn m̄ hṳ́ i; fully determined not to grant it. cwn àiⁿ cìeⁿ-seⁿ; it must be so.
轉cẃn11715911 To turn over to.
cẃn tóiⁿ; to transfer a mortgage. cẃn tǹg; to pawn to a third person. cẃn pín; petition by proxy. cẃn chíu; return to one's hand again. cẃn sĭeⁿ; to think over and think differently. cẃn tò̤-tńg; to revert to.
贃cẁn1315411 To earn small sums; to sell with difficulty.
; to earn a small amount with difficulty; to gain by under-selling; to sell at a small profit. cí kâi po-thâu ío hó̤ chú-cẁn; this mart offers a more favorable chance for making small sales. i cía sĭ tó̤ cẁn cîⁿ kâi; this is what he earns his living by, selling it at a small profit. i cí cìeⁿ-sî ŭ kò̤ cẁn a bô̤? Has he had any way of making anything lately? cêk nî to chú-cẁn ŭ kúi peh ngṳ̂n; he makes several hundred dollars a year by his petty sales. i cêk jît put kùe chú-cẁn kàu peh gūa cîⁿ; he does not make more than a hundred cash or so a day. i cêk jît chú-cẁn ŭ jîeh cōi cîⁿ? How much does he manage to rake and scrape together in a day? i cêk jît cẁn lâi cẁn khṳ̀ to̤ cẁn ŭ saⁿ sì peh cîⁿ; by diligently hawking his wares here and there, he manages to earn three or four hundred cash a day. cí īeⁿ seng-lí o̤h chú-cẁn; it is difficult to find openings where this business may be made profitable.