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A Pronouncing and Defining Dictionary of the Swatow Dialect, Arranged According to Syllables and Tones/ua

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— ua —

ua1036386 Pretty children; little folks.
ńng ua-ua; pretty little girls. sío ua-ua; little children. tńg khṳ# chù phŏ̤ ua-ua; returned to the enjoyment of domestic life.

ua10361426 A green, striped frog.
phì-ju cò̤ céⁿ tói ua; like a frog that lives in a well.

úa627623 I, the speaker; me; my.
úa tŏ̤ cí; here I am. tŏ̤ úa ko̤; at my house; in my keeping. i khìam úa kâi; he owes me. cía sĭ úa-kâi; this is mine. úa bô̤; I have none. úa ŭ; I have some. tîeh hâiⁿ úa; must give it back to me. úa ka-kī àiⁿ; I want it myself. úa kŭa lṳ́ cò̤-pû khṳ̀; I will go with you. i m̄ hàuⁿ pun úa; he js unwilling to give it to me. tŏ̤ lṳ́ úa kò̤ sǹg sĭm-mih sìo? Of what account is that between you and me? úa bô̤ chap i; I do not associate with him. úa kio lṳ́ tàⁿ; I will tell you. khîeh lâi úa thóiⁿ; bring it and let me see it. lṳ́ thiaⁿ úa kâi ūe; you heed what I say. i m̄ chái úa; he pays no attention to me. úa sieh i, i to bô̤ ài-sieh úa; I am kind to him, but he cares nothing for me. kio úa bô̤ kang-sîap; ṳ úa bô̤ tāi; it is nothing to me. i bô̤ ta úa ûa; he has nothing to do with my affairs. eh cò̤-nî; úa to àiⁿ khṳ̀; whatever happens, I am going. hāu úa phah-sǹg; wait till I consider the subject. thĕng-úa; wait for me. i phah úa; he struck me. i cò̤-nî phah úa sái khṳ̀ kâi nâng? Why did he beat my messenger?

úa27998 To lean on; to recline upon; to rely on; to act as a support; to use as a fulcrum.
úa tŏ̤ kau-íⁿ; recline upon a chair. hó̤ úa ie; lean the back against it. i sĭ úa-kŏ tī-tîang? Whom does he rely upon? bô̤ nâng hó̤ úa-kŏ; there is no one to depend upon. chŵn tó̤ úa-cĭang i; depend wholly upon him. úa to̤@ lâng-kang kò̤ cŏ̤; reclining against the balustrade. i cē úa phìu cū pûah lô̤h khṳ̀; while leaning, he slid off and fell. úa kàu khìang-khìang; lean firmly against. cí ki mûeh chíaⁿ úa pàng kò̤; please leave this lying here. lṳ́ m̄ tîeh úa pàng hṳ́ piⁿ, cíaⁿ bŏi kûe tîeh lō; you should lean it up on that side, then it wll not encumber the road. cò̤ tieⁿ hó̤ úa kâi tn̂g-íⁿ; make a reclining chair. lṳ@ màiⁿ oi-oi úa-úa; do not lounge around. hiaⁿ tĭ kíaⁿ; sie úa ka-ciah cìaⁿ ŏi tit sêng ke; brother must stand back to back supporting each other, then they will form a household. úa i kâi sì; rely on his influence. bô̤ sì hò̤ úa; no power to depend upon.

ûa21595 Whereby; wherefore. lú căi ta úa ûa? How can you control me in the matter? i bô̤ ta i ûa; he has nothing to do with him. úa bô̤ ta i ûa; I have no control over him. kîaⁿ kàu hṳ́ kò̤ bô̤ ta ûa; when we had gone thus far, we could do no more. úa sĭ bô̤ ta ûa khṳ̀ it kò̤; I had no other way but to go where he was. bô̤ ta ûa cìaⁿ tò̤-tńg lâi; had no recourse but to retrace our steps.

ŭa215804 An adverb expressive of intensity.
jîeh ŭa; how greatly; so exceedingly. úa jîeh ŭa sieh lṳ́, jîeh ŭa kèng lṳ́; how deeply I have loved you and how greatly I have honored you. cìeⁿ-seⁿ jîeh ŭa hó̤; how very good that it is so. hìeⁿ-seⁿ jîeh ŭa kōi, lṳ́ cò̤-nî cìeⁿ-seⁿ? That way being so very easy, why do you do it in this way?

ŭa333529 Much; very.
bô̤ ŭa; no great amount. bōi chûn bô̤ ŭaⁿ; nearly sold out. ēng sīn bô̤ ŭa; used up so as to leave but a little. bô̤ ŭa kú i àiⁿ lâi; he will arrive before very long. hàm i khṳ̀ khîeh, khîeh to bô̤ ŭa lâi; told him to go and get some, and he brought scarcely any. tī-hng bô̤ ŭa khuah; the space is not very wide. tŏ̤ cí kò̤ khṳ̀ bô̤ ŭa hn̆g; starting from this point it is not very far.