A Pronouncing and Defining Dictionary of the Swatow Dialect, Arranged According to Syllables and Tones/hiam
— hiam —
辛hiam8061600 Peppery; pungent; acrid.
bī hiam; it has a pungent flavor. hiam-cie; red pepper. màiⁿ lô̤h khah hiam; do not put in too much pepper. cí īeⁿ khah hiam, thàu tîam cē; this sort has too sharp a taste; make it a little sweeter. bī sò hiam-lûah; the flavor is very pungent. sng hiam tîam; a spicy acidulated sweetness.
險híam20017013 Dangerous; in jeopardy; on the verge of.
huang-híam; dangerous; insecure. híam-híam pûah lô̤h khṳ̀; was in imminent danger of falling. i cí tńg pēⁿ kàu híam-híam sí; in this relapse, he was at the point of death. cí tîo lō híam; this road is dangerous. ngûi-híam; perilous. lăng-híam; reckless of danger. hàuⁿ lăng-híam; likes to rash into danger. i ún-ún kâi sṳ̄ to m̄ cò̤, mńg hàuⁿ lăng-híam; he never will do what is safe, but always seeks what is hazardous. i cêk seⁿ bô̤ kîaⁿ híam lō, to sĭ kîaⁿ ún-tàng kâi sṳ̄; all his life he has never gone into danger, but has done what was perfectly safe. híam cèng; dangerous diseases. cí kâi nâng sĭm sĭ im-híam; this person is very scheming. măuⁿ híam; looks wicked. híam-híam tîeh; came very near hitting it. cí kĭaⁿ sṳ̄ khah híam, m̄-hó̤ cò̤; this is too dangerous, do not do it.
嫌hîam1973810 To find fault with; to dislike; to depreciate.
hîap-hîam; to be prejudiced. i cē hîap-hîam cū tàⁿ kàu i jîeh m̄ hó̤; he is prejudiced and so tells how bad he is. sím chut i sĭ hîap-hîam kâi; judged that he was prejudiced. sĭ chông-côiⁿ ŭ hîam-khiah; there was a previous grudge. i sim lăi hûai ŭ côiⁿ jît kâi kîam-khiah tŏ̤ kò̤; he cherishes an old grudge. pī hîam-gî; avoid an appearance of evil. lṳ́ màiⁿ khì-hîam; do not be offended. lṳ́ ā m̄ siu cū sĭ khì-hîam; if you do not accept it, it is because you are offended. hîam i m̄ ngía; find fault with its lack of beauty. lṳ́ màiⁿ hîam; do not be fastidious. lṳ́ tîeh hó̤ hîam i; you should reprove him. cía hŵn-lío tó̤ hîam; is still expressing dissatisfaction with this. i sĭ m̄ hío kui-kṳ́, lṳ́ tîeh cai hîam i; he is unmannerly, and you should reprove him. i tó̤ hîam cìeⁿ hîam hìeⁿ; he finds fault with everything.i khṳt i hîam tîeh m̄ su-hôk; he does not submit to being found fault with by her. cò̤ kàu mih nâng bô̤ hîam; do so well that none can find fault with you. bô̤ nâng káⁿ hîam; no one dared find any fault with it. cía kang-hu, sît-căi bô̤ kò̤ hó̤ hîam; this work is certainly beyond criticism. i nŏ̤ nâng bô̤ hîam bô̤ khiah; the two never get offended with each other.