Handbook of the Swatow Vernacular/A Dictionary of some of the more important words in the Swatow dialect

Handbook of the Swatow Vernacular  (1886)  by Lim Hiong Seng
A Dictionary of some of the more important words in the Swatow dialect

A Dictionary of some of the more important words in the Swatow dialect.

Abandon,
Pàng-tiòu
去丢
Ability,
Pún-sṳ̃; pún-niáⁿ; tshâi-chhêng
本事 本領 才情
Able,
Õi; miâⁿ-ke
能 能幹
Abolish,
Tṳ̂-tiòu; hùi-tiòu
革除 廢無
Abominable,
Khó-ù
可惡
Abrasion,
Phiù-phûe; lṳ̄--tiéh
破皮
Abscond,
Tsáu-khṳ̀-tiàm
走去藏
Absurd,
Thôu-thâu; bô-iáⁿ
-
Abuse,
Mēⁿ
Accept,
Siu
Accident,
Ngóu-jiên
偶然
Accidentally,
M̄-tsai-thâu
唔知頭
Accompany, a person off,
Sàng
Accompany, a funeral,
Sàng-sng
送喪
Accomplish,
Tsò-chiâⁿ; sêng
做成 成
Accumulate,
Chek
積蓄
Accustom,
Kùiⁿ-sìⁿ
慣習 所長
Acknowledge,
Jīn
Acquaintance,
Siang-sék--kâi-nâng; phêng-iú
相熟之人 朋友
Acre,
Bóu
Act,
Tsò; kiâⁿ
做 行
Actor, in play,
Hi-kiáⁿ; hì-kieh
梨園
Actor, personating female,
Hì-tùaⁿ; a-tùaⁿ
戲旦 亞旦
Address, on a letter,
Phoi-phûe; huang-phûe
信皮 封皮
Adhesive,
Niam-nîⁿ
融洽
Adjacent,
Tôiⁿ-aũ; lîn-kṳ̃n
前後 僯近
Adopt, children,
Iáng-kiáⁿ
養子
Adult,
Tūa--nâng
長成
Adultery,
Kan-îm; îm-sṳ̄; sai-sṳ̄
姦淫 淫事 私事
Advise,
Kà; khǹg-kòi
教 勸戒
Affair,
Sṳ̄; sṳ̄-bũ
事 事務
Afford, expenses,
Ũ-lêng-ûi
有才調
Age,
Hùe
Agree,
Háh
Agriculture,
Chèng-tsoh
耕作
Aground,
Khùa--tiéh
掛着
Aim, to,
Pí-hó; pí-chiàⁿ; chiẽⁿ-mák
比好 比正 上目
Air,
Huang; khì
風 氣
Air, to take the,
Lā-liâng
乘凉
Air, clothes,
Lā-saⁿ
披衫
Alas!
Āi--ā!
哀哉
Allow,
Tsún; hàuⁿ; khéng; iòng
準 好 肯 容
Almanac,
Láh-jít
曆日
Almost,
Tsha-m̄-to; tsha-put-to; hiám-hiám; lím-lím
差不多 險險 凜凜
Alms, to give,
Si; chì-phîn
施 濟貧
Alms, to give, rice,
Si-bí
施米
Alone,
Tuaⁿ-nâng; ka-kī
單人 自己
Aloud,
Tūa-siaⁿ
大聲
Alphabet,
Jī-bó
字母
Alter, to,
Kói
Alternate,
Sie-lûn; sie-thòi
相輪 相貸
Although,
Sui-jiên
Altogether,
Chék-khài; lóng-tsóng
壹㮣 俱皆
Always,
Tsong-kú
終久
Amend, to make up,
Póu
Ammunition,
Chhèng-chí húe-iéh
銃子火藥
Amusing,
Tshù-bī
趣味
Amusement,
Thit-thô
遊玩
Ancient, time,
Kóu-tsá
古昔
Ancient, men,
Kóu-náng
古人
Anecdote, to relate,
Phuéh-kóu; óh-kóu
講古
Animal,
Khîm-siù
禽獸
Animal, domestic,
Cheng-seⁿ
種生
Annex,
Chiap; tùe
接 連
Annoy,
Pa-lói; tṳ̂
狡擾
Anxiety,
Khùa-lṳ̃
掛慮
Appearance,
Iēⁿ
Appetite,
Õi-chiáh
會食
Appetite, no,
Bõi-chiáh; chiáh-m̄-lóh
袂食 食不落
Appoint,
Siet-líp
設立
Appointment,
Cheh-jĩm
職任
Approach,
Kiâⁿ-bûa
行近
Arise,
Khí; khí--lâi
起 起來
Arm,
Chhiú
Arm, to clasp in the,
Nám
-
Arm, to carry with the,
Phõ
Arrange,
Pâi-pí; sṳ̃-lí; muéh-hó
排列 料理 修好
Arrest,
Liáh
Artery,
Hueh-méhⁿ
血脉
Artist,
Ûe-sièⁿ; ûe-ang-kiáⁿ
畫像 畫人子
Associate,
Kau-tshap
交遊
Astray,
Kiâⁿ-tāⁿ-lōu
行差路
Astrologer,
Lóh-ngóu-chheⁿ sin-seⁿ; khùaⁿ-miāⁿ sin-seⁿ
落五星先生 看命先生
Astronomy,
Thien-bûn
天文
Asylum, for lepers,
Thái-ko-liôu
癩寮
Atone,
Sók-tsũe
贖罪
Attend, upon somebody,
Teng-tùe
相隨
Attend, on sick person,
Khâng-khiâ
服事
Attendants,
Kṳn-sûi; teng-tùe--kâi-nâng
跟隨 相隨之人
Attentive,
Tsuan-sim; kṳn-sim
專心 謹心
Author,
Tsò-tsṳ; tù-tsṳ
著書
Authority, discretion,
Khuân
Awake,
Chhéⁿ; chhéⁿ--khí-lâi
醒 醒起來
Awhile,
Khùn-kiáⁿ
霎時
Bachelor,
Bô-bón
無妻
Backbone,
Ie-knt; ie-chiah-kut
背骨 腰骨
Bad,
Ak; phái; m̄-móⁿ
惡 不好
Bag,
Tō; pòu-tō
袋 布袋
Baggage,
Hêng-lí; pan-kó
行李 包槁
Bail,
Tam-sêng
擔承
Bait,
Jī; hṳ̂-jī
餌 魚餌
Bald,
Tshàu-thâu
光頭
Bale, out water,
Ié-tiōu-tsúi
盤丢水
Ball,
Kiû
Ball, play football,
That-kiû
踢球
Ballast, to,
Teh-tãng
磧重
Bamboo,
Tek
Bamboo, -pole,
Tek-ko
竹篙
Banish,
Tshong-kun; liû-thû
𭀚軍 流徒
Bank, river,
Khoi-kîⁿ
溪墘
Bank, sand,
Sua-pà
Barbarian,
Huan-nâng; huan[1]
畨人 畨
Barber,
Thì-thâu; thì-thâu-kiáⁿ
剃頭 剃頭子
Bare, body,
Thǹg-theh-theh
赤身
Bare, foot,
Thǹg-chiah-kha
赤脚
Bark,
Chhiū-phûe
樹皮
Bark, as dogs,
Pūi
Barn,
Chhek-tshng
穀倉
Barometer,
Huang-hōu-tsam
風雨針
Bawl,
Jiáng
Beak,
Chióu-tshùi
鳥嘴
Bear, endure,
Nãiⁿ
Bear, when painful or miserable,
Lún; khat-khóu-lún; khat-khóu-nãiⁿ
忍 刻苦忍
Bear, cannot,
Nãiⁿ-m̄-khṳ̀; tòng-m̄-tiôu
忍不去
Beast,
Khîm-siù
禽獸
Beastly,
Tṳ-káu khîm-siù
猪狗禽獸
Beau,
Hàuⁿ-héhⁿ--kâi-nâng
公子家
Beautiful,
Ngiá; hó-thóiⁿ
雅 好看
Beckon,
Iáh; iáh-chhiú
招 招手
Bed,
Mîn-tshn̂g
眠床
Before,
Soiⁿ; tsôiⁿ
先 前
Before, as,
I-nguân
依原
Befoul,
Mak--tiéh nah-sap; hú--tiéh nah-sap
染着汚穢
Beg,
Khiû
Beg, alms,
Khṳt
Beget,
Seⁿ
Beggar,
Khṳt-chiáh
乞丐
Begin,
Khí
Beginning,
Khí-thâu
起頭
Behalf, on,
Thòi
Behaviour,
Kui-kṳ́
規矩
Behead,
Tsám-thâu; phoh-thâu
斬頭 刣頭
Belch,
Phah-oh
打咽
Believe,
Sìn; siang-sìn
信 相信
Bell,
Cheng
Belly,
Tóu
Belong,
Sók
Belt,
Khòu-thâu-tūa
褲頭帶
Bench,
Íⁿ; tn̂g-íⁿ
𬃪 長𬃪
Bench, magistrate's,
Uàⁿ-tshǹg
案床
Bend,
Á-uan; muéh-uan
拗灣 物灣
Beneath,
Benefit,
Iah
Benevolence,
Jîn-tshṳ̂
仁慈
Beseech,
Khiû; khṳt
求 乞
Beside,
Tsò-pú
同在
Besides,
Huân-lió; siãng-chhiáⁿ
還了 尙且
Best,
Siãng-hó; it-hō; tõiⁿ-it-hó
上好 壹號 第壹號
Bet,
Sie-su
相輸
Betroth,
Tsò-chhin
做親
Betroth, a girl to a person,
Tsò--pun-nâng; pàng-chhin
配與人 放親
Betrothal money,
Phiàⁿ-kim
聘金
Betrothal money, to send,
Sàng-phiàⁿ
送聘
Better,
Zú-hó; kèng-hó; hó--kùe; iâⁿ-kùe
愈好 更好 好過 勝過
Beware,
Tsai-kuan
知觀
Bewildered,
Kông-khṳ̀
迷亂
Beyond, to go,
Kùe
Bind,
Pák; khún; hâ
綁 綑
Bind, book,
Kap-tsṳ-chheh
夾書册
Bind, feet,
Tîⁿ-kha
纏脚
Birthday,
Seⁿ-jít
令旦
Bistre,
Tṳ-kuaⁿ-sek
猪肝色
Bit, of anything,
Chék-tiám; tiám-kiáⁿ
壹㸃 須子
Bitch,
Káu-bó
狗母
Bite,
Bite, as pepper,
Soh
Bitter,
Khóu
Black,
Ou
Blackguard,
Tshàu-nâng; aù-nâng; bô-hē bô-lóh--kâi-nâng
臭人 爛人
Blacksmith,
Phah-thih
打鐵
Bladder,
Jiē-pha; tsúi-pha; lān-pha[2]
膀胱
Blade, of a knife,
To-nék
刀肉
Blame,
Hiâm; mēⁿ
𭒡 罵
Blameless,
Bô-hó-hiâm
無好𭒡
Blanket, for bed,
Tháng
Blast, as rocks,
Piàng
Blaze,
Húe-iām
火炎
Bleach,
Piè-péh
漂白
Bleed,
Lâu-hueh
流血
Bless,
Sṳ̀-hok
賜福
Blessing,
Hok-khì
福氣
Blind,
Chheⁿ-mêⁿ
瞎眼
Blindfold,
Aⁿ-mák tsáu-tīam
遮目走藏
Block, large lump of wood,
Tshâ-thâu
柴頭
Blockade,
Kìm-kháu; kím-káng
禁口 禁港
Blockhead,
Tshâ-thâu; ngûi-phûe
柴頭 危皮
Blood-vessel,
Hueh-méhⁿ
血脉
Blossom,
Khui-hue
開花
Blow, to strike a,
Cheng; tshùaⁿ
撞 打
Blow, wind with the mouth,
Pûn-huang
吹風
Blow, a whistle,
Pún-pi
吹嗶
Blow, out, as lamp,
Pûn-kùe
吹過
Bludgeon,
Tshâ-thûi
柴錘
Blue,
Nâm; lâm
Blue, as sky,
Chheⁿ
Blunder,
Tshò; m̄-tiéh
錯 不着
Blunt, of knife,
Tun
Blunt, of point,
Lu; bõi-chiam
夵 不尖
Boar,
Tṳ-ko
猪哥
Board,
Pang
Board, on …… ship,
Tõ-tsûn
在船
Board, go on …… ship,
Lóh-tsûn
落船
Board, the six,
Lák-põu
陸部
Boast,
La-kè; tàⁿ-tūa-uē
自誇 講大話
Boatman,
Kiâⁿ-tsûn-nâng
行船人
Bolt, of door,
Mn̂g-tshùaⁿ; mn̂g-chhēng
門栓 門閂
Bolt, a door,
Tshùaⁿ-mn̂g
栓門
Bolt, grain,
Thai
Bolter,
Bí-thai; bí-lô
米篩 米籮
Book,
Tsṳ-chheh
書册
Book,-cover,
Chheh-phûe
册皮
Book,-case,
Chheh-tû; tsṳ-tû
册橱 書橱
Boots,
Hia
Booth,
Tsháu-lióu
草寮
Bore,
Tsǹg
Borer,
Tsǹg-kiáⁿ
鑽仔
Born,
Seⁿ; tshut-sì
生 出世
Borrow,
Chieh
Both, persons,
Jī-ke
兩家
Both, things,
Nõⁿ-kâi
兩個
Bottom,
Tói
Bough,
Chhiū-ki
樹枝
Boundary,
Tī-kài
地界
Bouquet, of flowers,
Chék-pé-hue
壹把花
Bow, of arrow,
Keng
Bow, to,
Thâu tièⁿ--lóh-lâi; thâu phak--lóh-lâi
頭扑落來
Bow, with two hands together on the chest,
Ip-tsã
作楫
Bowels,
Tn̂g; tóu
腸 肚
Box,
Sieⁿ
Box, little,
Áp
Boy,
A-nóuⁿ; nouⁿ-kiáⁿ
小子 奴子
Bracelet,
Chhiú-huán
手環
Braces,
Khòu-tiòu
褲吊
Brain,
Thâu-khak-tshúe
頭壳髓
Bran,
Khng
Branch, large,
Chhiū-pà
樹枝
Branch, small,
Chhiū-ki
樹枝
Brass,
Tâng; n̂g-tâng
銅 黃銅
Brass,-leaf,
Tâng-póh
銅薄
Brave,
Káⁿ; ũ-táⁿ
敢 有胆
Brazier,
Phah-tâng sai-pẽ
打銅司罘
Break,
Muéh-phùa
打破
Break, as crockery ware,
Khà-phǹa
扣破
Break, asunder, as a stick,
Á-chíh
-
Breakfast, to take,
Chiáh-mèng-khí
食早朝
Breast,
Sim-kuaⁿ-thâu
心肝頭
Breast, woman's,
Nĩⁿ
Breath,
Khùi
Breathe,
Tháu-khùi
出氣
Breeze,
Huang
Brethren,
Hiaⁿ-tĩ
兄弟
Bribe, to,
Sái-ēng
使用
Bribe, to receive,
Siũ-iũ; chiáh-chîⁿ
受賄 食錢
Brick,
Tsng
Bride,
Sin-niêⁿ; sin-nâng
新娘 新人
Bridegroom,
Sin-nâng-tia
新人爹
Bridge,
Kiê
Bridle,
Bé-soh
馬索
Bright,
Kng
Bright, very,
Tãng-tãng-kng
光光
Bring,
Khiéh--lâi; tsah--lâi; tūa
携來 帶來
Brisk, as trade,
Jiét; lāu-jiét
𤍠 鬧𤍠
Brittle,
Sou
Broad,
Khuah; khùaⁿ
濶 寛
Broken,
Phùa
Broken, as leg,
Chíh
Broker,
Phah-khang
打空
Brook,
Kheⁿ; suaⁿ-kheⁿ
坑 山坑
Broom,
Sàu-siú
掃箒
Brothel,
Sau-kuán; tsa-bóu-kuán
娼館 女館
Brothers,
Hiaⁿ-tĩ; hiaⁿ-tĩ-kiáⁿ
兄弟 兄弟子
Brown,
Tsang-sek
棕色
Bruise.
Sieⁿ-tiéh
傷着
Brush, to,
Tshóiⁿ; sueh
筅 刷
Brush, shoe-,
Ôi-sueh
鞋刷
Bucket,
Tsúi-tháng; tiòu-tháng
水桶 吊桶
Bucket, for well,
Puáh-táu; puáh-tháng
拔斗 拔桶
Bud, flower,
Lúi; hue-lúi
蕊 花蕊
Bud, shoot,
Sún
Bud, to,
Huat-sún; piouh-sún
發笋
Buddha,
Hút; hút-tsóu
佛 佛祖
Buddhism,
Hút-kà
佛家
Bug,
Bák-sat
木虱
Build, a house,
Khí-tshù
起屋
Build, a boat,
Tsõ-tsûn
造船
Bullet,
În-chí; chhèng-chí
鉛子 銃子
Bunch, as flowers,
Chék-pé
壹把
Bunch, as plantain,
Chék-siū
壹弓
Bunch, part of a,
Chék-siu
壹收
Bundle,
Pau
Burden,
Tãng-tàⁿ
重担
Burden, carry a,
Taⁿ-tàⁿ
擔担
Burglar,
Mêⁿ-tshát
夜賊
Burn,
Sie
Burst,
Piàng-tiòu
爆丢
Bury, the dead,
Tsǹg; tshut-suaⁿ
葬 出山
Bury, as animal,
Kám
-
Bush, a cluster of shrubs,
Chhì-nàⁿ-phè
莿藍帕
Bushel,
Táu
Business,
Sṳ̄; sṳ̄-bũ
事 事務
Business, mercantile,
Seng-lí
生理
Business, official,
Kong-sṳ̄
公事
Busy,
M̄-ôiⁿ; sṳ̄-tsōi
不閑 事多
But,
Sĩ; tsòng-sĩ
是 總是
Butcher,
Thâi-tU; thâi-gû
刣猪 刣牛
Butt, to,
Tak
Buttock,
Kha-tshng-póiⁿ
屁股
Button,
Liú
Button, on a cap,
Bō-tsu
帽珠
Button, mandarin's,
Téng
Buy,
Bói
Buy, as oil, wine,
Kou-iû; kou-chiú; tò-iû; tò-chiú
沽油 沽酒
Buy, as rice,
Tiáh-bí
䨀米
Buy, as cloth,
Ka-pòu
剪布
Buy, as pork, beef,
Kuah-tṳ-bah; kuah-gû-bah
割猪肉 割牛肉
Buzz,
Ng-ng-kiè
By-name, (nickname,)
Thóu-miâⁿ
土名
By-stander,
Khiã-tõ-kha-thāu--kâi-nâng
立在脚邊之人
By-word,
Sók-gṳ́
俗語
Cabin,
Bā-lî; tsûn-búe-lâu
峇厘 船尾樓
Cable, anchor,
Tèng-soh
櫈索
Cage,
Láng
Cake,
Kúe
粿
Cake, as biscuits,
Piáⁿ; ko
餅 羔
Calender,
Táh-pòu; khoih-pòu
踏布 夾布
Calibre, of gun,
Chhèng-khang
銃空
Call,
Hàm; kiè
Call, by going about,
Chie
Call, animal,
Khou
-
Camel,
Lóh-thóh
駱駝
Camp,
Iâⁿ-pûaⁿ
營盤
Can,
Õi; õi-tit
會 能得
Canal,
Kau
Cancel,
Khou-tiòu
圈丢
Candareen,
Hun
Candle,
Chek
Cane,
Tshûe
柺杖
Cangue,
Cangue, wear a,
Taⁿ-kê
擔枷
Cannon,
Tūa-chhèng; kòng
大銃 𨫋
Cannot,
Bõi; bõi-tit; put-lêng
袂 不能
Cannot, but,
Bò-nãiⁿ-hô; bô-khóu nãiⁿ-hô
無奈何 無苦奈何
Canvas,
Phâng-pòu
帆布
Cap,
Bõ-kiáⁿ; sié-bō
帽仔 小帽
Capital,
Pńg-chîⁿ
本錢
Capital, city,
Kiaⁿ-siâⁿ
京城
Capon,
Iam-koi
Captain, of foreign vessel,
Tsûn-tsú
船主
Captain, of steamer,
Húe-tiéⁿ
火長
Captain, of native vessel,
Tãi-kong
舵舡
Carcass, of dog,
Sí-káu
死狗
Carcass, of cow,
Sí-gû
死牛
Card, invitation,
Thiap
Card, playing,
Tsúa-pâi
紙牌
Card, to play,
Phah-tsúa-pâi; puáh-tsúa-pâi
打紙牌 賭紙牌
Care, to look after,
Kuan-kù
觀顧
Care, don't,
Huân-ló
煩惱
Careful,
Tsṳ́-sòi; sòi-jī
仔細 細字
Careless,
Chhìn-tshái; bô-tsṳ́-sòi
無小心 無仔細
Cargo,
Hùe
Carpenter,
Bák-kang sai-pẽ
木工司阜
Carriage,
Bé-chhia
馬車
Cart,
Chhia
Carve,
Tiou; khek; kuah-hue
雕 刻 割花
Carver,
Kuah-hue sai-pẽ
割花司阜
Case, in law,
Uàⁿ-kiãⁿ; uàⁿ
案件 案
Cash, money,
Chîⁿ
Cask,
Tūa-tháng
大桶
Cast, metal,
Tsù; tsù-thih
鑄 鑄鐵
Castrate,
Iam
Catch,
Liáh
Cattle,
Gû-iêⁿ
牛羊
Catty,
Kṳn
Cause,
Uân-kù
緣故
Cave,
Suaⁿ-khang
山空
Cease,
Hiah
Ceiling,
Máng-thien
慢天
Celebrated,
Tshut-miâⁿ
出名
Celestial,
Thiⁿ-téng kâi-sṳ̄
天頂之事
Cemetery, public,
Kong-si-suaⁿ
義塚埔
Centre,
Tîn-tang
鎭中
Ceremony,
Lói
Ceremony, perform,
Kiâⁿ-lói
行禮
Certain,
Tiāⁿ-tiéh
定着
Certificate,
Phêng-tuaⁿ
憑單
Chaff,
Tshou-khng
粗糠
Chain,
Liēn
Chair,
Kau-íⁿ
高椅
Chair, sedan,
Kiē
Chance, take one's,
Thèng-tsãu-hùe
聽造化
Change,
Uāⁿ
Change, appearance,
Pièn; pîⁿ
Chapel,
Lói-pài-tn̂g
禮拜堂
Chapter,
Chieⁿ
Character, written,
Charcoal,
Thùaⁿ; húe-thùaⁿ
炭 火炭
Charitable,
Hó-sim; siu-sim
好心 修心
Charter, a ship,
Pák-tsûn; tsou-tsûn
縛船 租船
Chase,
Jiōu
Chase, in attack,
Chẽng
Chat,
Phuéh-uē; phuéh-ôiⁿ-uē
講閑話
Cheap,
Phiⁿ; pân-gî
賤 平宜
Cheat,
Phièn
Cheat, an ignorant person,
Kuang
誘拐
Cheat, by tricks,
Láu
-
Cheat, in commerce,
Tshuah
Cheek,
Kih-kau
Chess, to play,
Teh-kî
磧棋
Chest, breast,
Sim-kuaⁿ-thâu
心肝頭
Chestnut,
Kãu-lák
厚緑
Chew,
Pōu
Chicken,
Koi-kiáⁿ
雞子
Child,
A-nôuⁿ; kiáⁿ
小兒 子
Childish, manner,
Nouⁿ-kiáⁿ-khuán
小兒欵
Childless,
Bô-kiáⁿ bô-ji
無子無兒
Chimney,
In-tâng; húe-hun-tâng
烟筒 火烟筒
Chin,
Ẽ-hâi
下腮
China, country,
Tn̂g-suaⁿ; Tong-kok
唐山 中國
China, ware,
Hûi
𦈢
Chink,
Phāng
空仔
Chisel,
Tshák-kiáⁿ
鑿仔
Chisel, for cutting iron,
Tsãm; thih-tsãm
鏨 鐵鏨
Choke,
Kéⁿ--tiéh; kéⁿ-tiéh-aû
逆着 逆着喉
Choose,
Suán; tóh
選 擇
Chop, house mark,
Jī-hō
字號
Chop, to,
Tok
Chopsticks,
Tṳ̄
Chord, musical instrument,
Hîⁿ-sùaⁿ
弦線
Chunam,
Hue
Church,
Lói-pài-tn̂g; sèng-tn̂g
禮拜堂 聖堂
Cinder, of coal,
Thóu-thùaⁿ-sái
塗炭屎
Circle,
Khou; khuang
City,
Siâⁿ
Civil, not barbarous,
Kun-tsṳ́; hióu-chhêng-lí
君子 曉情理
Claim,
Thó
Claim, unjustly,
Âⁿ; cheⁿ
佔 爭
Clansman,
Chhin-nâng; táng-jī-uéh
親人 仝字畫
Clap, the hands,
Phah-phok
打拍
Clarionet,
Ti-tâ
吹手
Class, as in school,
Pan
Classics, the five Chinese,
Ngóu-kiaⁿ
五經
Claw,
Jióu
Clean,
Chheng-khih
淸潔
Clean, as servants being,
Chheng-khih-sièⁿ
淸潔相
Clear, as water,
Chheng
Clear, as affairs,
Mêng; mêng-péh
明 明白
Clerk,
Tshâi-hù
財副
Clever,
Gâu; khiàng; õi; miâⁿ-ke
賢 能 名家
Climate,
Tsuí-thóu; thiⁿ-sî
水土 天時
Climb, a tree,
Peh
攀上
Climb, over a wall,
Pûaⁿ
Clock,
Sî-cheng
時鐘
Clogs,
Kiáh
𰍸
Close, as door,
Kueⁿ
𨵿
Close, as letter,
Huang
Close, near,
Buâ; kṳ̃n
Close, as texture,
Bát
Close, not airy,
Hip
Cloth,
Pòu
Clothes,
Saⁿ-khòu; sin-chhèng
衫褲 身穿
Clothes, nice coloured,
Hók-sek
服色
Cloud,
Hûn
Clown, in a play,
Thiú
Coarse,
Tshou
Coast,
Haí-kîⁿ
海墘
Coat,
Saⁿ
Coat, for Winter,
Hiûⁿ
Coax,
Koh-lô
懇晴
Cobbler,
Póu-ôi
補鞋
Cobweb,
Ti-tu-si
蜘蛛𮈔
Cock,
Koi-ang
雞翁
Coffin,
Kuaⁿ-tshâ; kuaⁿ-bák; tūa-tshù
棺木 大厝
Coil, as the queue,
Phuân-piⁿ
絆鞭
Coil, as a snake,
Khuang-tsò chék-khou
圈做壹篐
Cold,
Chhìn; ngân
冷 寒
Collar,
Ãm-niáⁿ
頸領
Collect,
Siu
College,
Tuā-óh; tsṳ-īⁿ
大學 書院
Collision,
Sie-tsuãng--tiéh
相撞着
Colloquial,
Péh-uē; thóu-thâm
白話 土談
Colour,
Sek; sek-tsúi
色 色水
Comb,
Siu; tsha-siu
梳 柴梳
Comb, Chinese small-tooth,
Sat-pìn
虱箆
Combustible,
Õi-tóh-húe
能生火
Comet,
Sàu-soi-chheⁿ
掃菷星
Comfort,
Uaⁿ-uè
安慰
Comfortable,
Khuàⁿ-uáh
快樂
Command,
Mẽng
Commence,
Khí; khí-thâu
起 起頭
Commencement,
Tsho-thâu-ē; thâu-tshái
起初 頭彩
Commit, a crime,
Huãm-lút
犯律
Commit, a sin or a crime,
Huãm-tsũe
犯罪 
Common,
Siêⁿ; phêng-siêⁿ
常 平常
Common, too,
Sók
Commonly,
Pâi-tńg; pâi-sî; pâi-hûe; siêⁿ-siêⁿ
排囘 常常
Company, mercantile,
Kong-si
公司
Company, to keep,
Kau-tshap
交挿
Compare,
Compass, ship's,
Lô-keⁿ
羅經
Compassion, to have,
Khó-liên
可憐
Compel,
Mién-kiáng
免强
Compensate,
Póu; póu-hôiⁿ; pûe
補 補還 賠
Complete,
Hó; uân; tshûan
好 完 全
Complexion,
Mīn-sek
面色
Comply,
Sũn
Compliment, to send,
Mn̄g-hāu; chhiáⁿ-uaⁿ
問候 請安
Composition,
Bũn-chieⁿ
文章
Conceal,
Khǹg; khǹg-bûa
藏 藏埋
Conceal, oneself,
Tiàm; tiàm-bûa
閃 閃埋
Concern, to,
Ũ-kan-siáp
有干涉
Concern, does not,
Bô-kan-siáp
無干涉
Conciliate,
Hûa; kiâⁿ-hûa
和 行和
Concubine,
Jī-nâng; tsáu-kúi; chhiah-kha
貳人 走鬼 赤脚
Condemn,
Tiãⁿ-tsũe
定罪
Conduct,
Kiâⁿ-ûi
行爲
Confess,
Jīn
Confine, as a person,
Kìm
Confiscate,
Tshong-kong
𭀚公
Confound,
Hũn
Confucius,
Khóng-tsṳ́; khóng-hu-tsṳ́
孔子 孔夫子
Confuse,
Zṳ̂; zṳ̂-zṳ̂
茹 亂
Congeal,
Kit-tàng; kûn-tàng
結凍
Congee, soft boiled rice,
Mûeⁿ
Congratulate,
Kiong-hí
恭喜
Connect,
Sie-chiap
相接
Conquer,
Kuán; phah
管 打
Consent,
Hàuⁿ; khéng
允 肯
Consider,
Siẽⁿ; phah-sǹg; pheⁿ-phah
想 打𮅕 斟酌
Conspire,
Kàu-niêⁿ
商量
Constantly,
Siêⁿ-siêⁿ; tsong-kú
常常 終久
Constitution, good,
Sin-hūn tsàng; sin-hūn kiāⁿ
身分壯 身分健
Constitution, weak,
Sin-hūn phàⁿ; sin-hūn nám
身分冇 身分弱
Consul,
Niáⁿ-sṳ̄-hú; niáⁿ-sṳ̄-kuaⁿ
領事府 領事官
Consult,
Tsham-siâng; kàu-niêⁿ
參詳 告量
Contact, come into,
Tiaⁿ-tiéh; oi--tiéh
撞着 挨着
Contain,
Tshō
Contempt,
Thóiⁿ-khin
看輕
Contend,
Sie-cheⁿ
相争
Contraband,
Tsáu-hiàng
走餉
Contract,
Ieh-jī; háp-tâng
約字 合同
Contract, take work by,
Māuⁿ
Contradict,
Piẽn-poh
辯駁
Contrary,
Siang-huán; siang-tùi; ngék
相反 相對
Contrary, on the,
Tin-tò; huán-tńg
顚倒 反轉
Contribute,
Dôi; tôi-chîⁿ
題 題錢
Contribute, amongst a small poor party,
Phài
Convenient,
Háh
Convey, by vessel or cart,
Tsài
Convey, letters,
Tùa
Convict to,
Tiãⁿ-tsũe; ngí-tsũe
定罪 議罪
Cook, a,
Húe-thâu; hiâⁿ-húe-sít
火頭 烆火席
Cool,
Liâng
Cool, to,
Lā-liâng; lā-chhìn
吹凉 吹冷
Coolie,
Taⁿ-tàⁿ; ngẽ-kioh
担擔
Cooper,
Khou-tháng
篐桶
Copper,
Tàng
Coppersmith,
Phah-tâng sai-pẽ
打銅司阜
Copy,
Tshau
Cork,
That
Corn, grain in general,
Ngõu-kak
五谷
Corner,
Kak; kak-thâu
角 角頭
Corpse,
Si; sin-si
尸 身尸
Correct,
Tiéh; tùi; bô-tshò
着 對 無錯
Correct, to,
Kói
Correspond,
Siang-tâng; pêⁿ-iēⁿ
相同 平樣
Cost, price,
Kè-chîⁿ
價錢
Costly,
Tát-chîⁿ
値錢
Count,
Sǹg; siòu
𮅕 數
Counter,
Phòu-kūiⁿ
舖櫃
Counterfeit, dollar,
Tâng-ngṳ̂n
銅銀
Counterfeit, cash,
M̄-móⁿ-chîⁿ
不好錢
Country,
Kok; tī-hng
國 地方
Couple,
Chék-tùi
壹對
Course, of,
Thien-seⁿ; tsṳ̃-jiên
天生 自然
Court, of justice,
Gê-mn̂g
衙門
Covenant,
Ieh
Covenant, to make,
Líp-ieh; hûa-ieh
立約 和約
Covenant, to break,
Sit-ieh; buâng-ieh
失約 忘約
Cover, a lid,
Khàm; khòiⁿ
勘 盖
Cover, with cloth,
Chia
Covet,
Tham
Covetous,
Tham-sim
貪心
Coward,
Ùi-sí; bô-táⁿ
畏死 無胆
Crack,
Líh
Cradle,
Iê-nâⁿ
搖籃
Crave,
Khiû-khṳt
求乞
Crave, as for opium,
Ngièn
Crawl,
Crazy,
Sim-sîn m̄-tiàⁿ
心神不定
Credit, buy or sell on,
Chhia
Creditor,
Chè-tsú
債主
Creep,
Creep, as snakes,
So
Creep, through a gap,
Bùn; ⁿ̀g
Crime,
Tsũe
Crimson,
Tūa-âng
大紅
Cripple,
Kuáh-kha
拐脚
Crockery,
Hùi
𦈢
Crocodile,
Bā-kiáⁿ; ngák-hû
⿸戶馬子 鱷魚
Crooked,
Uan
Crop, of field,
Tang; niⁿ-tang
冬 年冬
Cross, to,
Kùe
Crow,
Thî
Crowd,
Khûn
Crown,
Uâng-bō
王帽
Cruel,
Hiou; hiou-sim; chek-ak
僥 僥心 積惡
Cry,
Khàu
Cry, as animal,
Kiè
Cultivate, field,
Chèng-tsoh; keⁿ-tsoh
種作 耕作
Cunning,
Sim-sṳ̄ tsōi; ũ-sim-sṳ̄
心事多 有心事
Curious,
Khî-khá
奇巧
Curse,
Chiù
Custom,
Hong-sók; lī
風俗 例
Cymbals, large,
Khãm
Cymbals, small,
Chhẽ
-
Dangerous,
Hong-hiám; lî-hāi; lî-keng
風險 利害 利更
Daughter,
Tsáu-kiáⁿ; tsṳ-niêⁿ-kiáⁿ
女子 姿娘仔
Dawn,
Thiⁿ-kng; thiⁿ lâ-lân-kng
天光 天初光
Dazzle,
In-n̄g; iàng-mák; chhiēⁿ-mák
映目
Dead,
Sí; kùe--khṳ̀; kùe-sì
死 過去 過世
Deaf,
Hĩⁿ--lâng; hĩⁿ lâng
耳聾
Debt, in,
Khiàm-nâng-kâi-chîⁿ; khiàm-nâng-kâi-chè
欠人個錢 欠人個債
Decide,
Tsú-ì
主意
Decide, in law,
Kat; kat-uàⁿ; kat-tít
結 結案 結直
Decorate,
Tshái
Decrease,
Kiám
Deduct,
Tṳ̂
Deep,
Chhim
Defeat,
Thâi-iâⁿ; chièn-iâⁿ
 戰
Defeated, to be,
Thâi-su; chièn-su
刣輸 戰輸
Defendant,
Pĩ-ko
被告
Defile,
Hú-tiéh nah-sap
染着汚穢
Defray, expenses,
Tshut-só-hùi; tshut
出使費 出
Degrade,
Kàng-khip
降級
Degree, to get the 1st literary,
Jíp-sìu-tsâi
入秀才
Degree, to get the 2nd literary,
Tèng-kṳ-jîn
中舉人
Delay,
În-tî; thû
延遲
Deliver, over,
Kau
Deliver, a child,
Seⁿ-kiáⁿ; kiou a-nóuⁿ
生子 邀亞奴
Denote,
Pióu-mêng
表明
Deny,
M̃-jīn; tàⁿ-bô
不認 呾無
Depart,
Lî-khui; khṳ̀
離開 去
Depart, this life,
Kùe-sì
過世
Department,
Deposit,
Tah; kià
搭 寄
Descend,
Lóh
Descendant,
Kiáⁿ-sun; ãu-ĩ
子孫 後裔
Deserve,
Kham-kai
堪該
Despise,
Thóiⁿ-khin; thóiⁿ-m̄-chiẽⁿ; thóiⁿ-bô-mák
看輕 看不上 看無目
Devil,
Kúi
Dial,
Jít-kui
日規
Dialect,
Péh-uē; thóu-thâm; thóu-uē
白話  土談 土話
Dice,
Tâu
Dictionary,
Jī-tién
字典
Die, to,
Difficult,
Oh; kan-khóu
難 艱苦
Dig,
Liú; kút
挖 掘
Digest,
Siou
Dike,
Toi
Dilligent,
Khûn; lát
勤 力
Dip, into water,
Ùn
Dirty,
Nah-sap; o-tso; chhi-gî
汚穢
Disagree,
M̄-háh
不合
Disagree, of persons,
M̄-hûa
不和
Disappear,
M̄-kìⁿ; bô--khṳ̀
不見 無去
Disappoint, a person,
Gōu--tiéh nâng-kâi-sṳ̄
悞着人個事
Discharge, a servant,
Sî-tiòu; sǹg-hiah
辭丢 𮅕歇
Discoloured,
Lóh-sek; thò-sek
落色 退色
Discuss,
Káng-kiù; káng-lũn; piẽn-lũn
講究 講論 辯論
Disease, to have skin,
Seⁿ-muéh
生物
Disgrace,
Kièn-siòu
羞恥
Disguise,
Dishes,
Pûaⁿ-úaⁿ
盤碗
Dismiss,
Sî-tiòu; sǹg-hiah
辭丢 𮅕歇
Dismiss, as an official,
Pã-cheh; thut-cheh; khṳ̀-cheh
擺職 黜職 去職
Dismount,
Lóh-bé
落馬
Disobedient,
M̄-sũn; m̄-thiaⁿ
不順 不聽
Disorder,
Zṳ̂-zṳ̂; hng-láh-bó-heh
茹茹
Disperse,
Sùaⁿ
Display,
Tién
Displease, a person,
Tit-tsũe--tiéh-nâng
得罪着人
Dispute,
Sie-à
相辨
Dissolve,
Iêⁿ
Dissolve, partnership,
Thiah-húe-kì
拆夥記
Distil, spirit,
Sáh-chiú; kek-chiú
激酒
Distinct,
Mêng-péh
明白
Distinguish,
Hun-piét
分別
Distress,
Kan-khóu
艱苦
District,
Kūiⁿ
Disturb,
Hũn
Disturb, in hearing,
Tsak
-
Ditch,
Kau; tsúi-kau; sái-kau
溝 溝水 屎溝
Dive,
Divide,
Pun
Docile,
Kà-õi-sék
教會熟
Document,
Doll,
Ang-kiáⁿ
人子
Domestic,
Ke-lãi
家內
Dominoes,
Thien-kául; kut-pâi
天狗 骨牌
Dot,
Tiá
Double,
Sang
Double, as price,
Kè-chîⁿ ke chék-ûe
價錢加一半
Doubt,
Drag,
Thua; túi
拖 挽
Drain,
Sái-kau; tsúi-kau
屎溝 水溝
Draw, pictures,
Uê; uê-ang-kiáⁿ
畫 畫人子
Dream,
Māng-kìⁿ
夢見
Dregs,
Phoh
Dress, to change clothes,
Uāⁿ-saⁿ-khòu
換衫褲
Dress, finely,
Tá-pàn; siu-síp
打辨 收什
Drill, soldiers,
Tshau-liēn
操練
Drink,
Chiáh; lim
食 飮
Drip,
Tit; táp-táp-tih
滴 㸃㸃滴
Drive, away,
Jiōu; chẽng
趕 挣
Drive, a bullock,
Sái-gû
使牛
Drizzle,
Hõu-kiáⁿ
微雨
Drop, a,
Chék-tiám
壹㸃
Drop, as liquid,
Tih
Dross, of opium,
Hun-sái
煙屎
Dross, of coal,
Thóu-thùaⁿ-sái
塗炭屎
Drought,
Thiⁿ-sí-ũaⁿ
天時旱
Drown,
Kek-sí
激死
Drowsy,
Phî; kóng-kóng àiⁿ-út
疲 狂狂要眠
Drugs,
Iéh; iéh-kṳn
藥 藥根
Druggist,
Khui iéh-tshâi-phòu
開藥材舖
Drum,
Kóu
Dry,
Ta
Dry, in the sun,
Phák
Due,
Khiàm
Dumb,
É
Dun,
Tshui
Dung, as of cow,
Gû-sái
牛屎
Dusk,
Háⁿ-hun
黃昏
Dust,
Eng-têng; thóu-hún
塵 塗粉
Dust, raised by the wind,
Eng
Duty,
Pńg-hūn
本分
Dwarf,
Ói; lóu-kóu
Dye,
Níⁿ
Dynasty,
Chhiôu
Ear,
Hĩⁿ
Ear, orifice of,
Hĩⁿ-khang
耳空
Early,
Tsá
Early, in the morning,
Tsá-sîn; mêng-khí-tsá--kùa
早晨
Earn,
Thó-thàn; thàn
討趨 趨
Earnestly,
Chhiet-chhiet
切切
East,
Tang; tang-pôiⁿ
東 東邊
Echo,
Tõu-kiàng-kúi
杜應鬼
Economy,
Khiãm
Edge,
Piⁿ; kîⁿ
邊 墘
Educated,
Thák-tūa-tsṳ; thák-chhim-tsṳ
讀大書 讀深書
Elbow,
Chhiú-thñg
手肘
Elder,
Lãu-tūa; tūa
老大 大
Eldest,
Siãng-tūa
上大
Elect,
Suán; khieh
Embankment,
Toi
Embezzle,
Thau-sái-chîⁿ
偷使錢
Embrace,
Nám; phõ
嬲 泡
Embroider,
Siù-hue; chhiah-hue
繡花 刺花
Emerge,
Phû--khí-lâi
浮起來
Emperor,
Huâng-tì; uáng-siãng
皇帝 皇上
Employ, to,
Ēng
Employment,
Sṳ̄; thâu-lōu
事 頭路
Empty,
Khang
Encamp,
Tshàng-iân; tì-iâⁿ
創營 置營
Enclose,
Huang
Encroach,
Chiàm-kùe; tshàng-kùe
占過 創過
Enemy,
Chhiû-nâng; uan-chhiû
仇人 寃仇
Engage, as a teacher,
Chhiáⁿ
Engage, as servants, workmen,
Kiè
Engrave,
Khek; kuah
刻 割
Enough,
Kàu; là
Enquire,
Mn̄g; chieh-mn̄g
問 借問
Enter,
Jíp
Entitled,
Eng-kai-tit
應該得
Entrust,
Thoh; hù-thoh
托 付托
Envelope,
Sìn-phûe; phoi-phûe; huang-tâng
信皮 批皮
Equal,
Pêⁿ-iēⁿ
平樣
Erect,
Kiẽn; khí
建 起
Erroneous,
Tshò; tāⁿ; m̄-tiéh
錯 差 不着
Escape,
Tsáu
Escape, secretly,
Thau-tsáu
逃走
Estate, land,
Tī; tshân-tī
地 田地
Estate, general,
Ke-ngiáp; ke-suū; ke-tsṳ
家業 家事 家資
Esteem, a person,
Kèng-tõng; thóiⁿ-tõng
敬重 看重
Estimate, price or value,
Kóu; kóu-kè; kóu-tát; pān
估 估價 估値 辦
Everlasting,
Buān-sì
萬世
Evidence, in court,
Kháu-keng
口供
Evil,
Ak
Examine,
Chhê; sûn; thóiⁿ
查 巡 看
Examine, literature,
Kháu; kháu-mn̄g
考 考問
Example,
Iēⁿ
Exchange,
Sie-uāⁿ; uāⁿ
相喚 換
Exclude,
Tṳ̂; màiⁿ-sǹg
除 勿𮅕
Exercise, take,
Kiâⁿ-tsáu; uáh-tõng
行走 活動
Exert, oneself,
Khat-khóu; kṳn-sim
刻苦 謹心

Exert, strength,

Exhibit, goods,
Pái
Expand,
Tièⁿ
Expect,
Mōⁿ
Expend,
Sái
使
Expenditure,
Só-hùi
需費
Expensive,
Kùi; tát-chîⁿ
貴 値錢
Expensive, living,
Só-hùi-tūa
需費大
Experience,
Sék
𤍠
Expire,
Tñg-khùi; kùe--khṳ̀
斷氣 過去
Explain,
Kói-sueh
攺說
Explode, as gun-powder,
Tóh-húe
發火
Explode, burst,
Piàng-tiòu
爆丢
Extort,
Lék-sok
刻剝
Fact, in,
Khí-sít
其實
Fade, as flower,
Sià
Fade, as colour,
Thò-sek; lóh-sek
退色 落色
Faint,
M̄-tsai-nâng; hîn
不知人 眩
False,
Fame,
Miâⁿ-siaⁿ
名聲
Familiar,
Sék
𤍠
Family,
Ke; ke-kuàn
家 家眷
Famine,
Ki-hng
饑荒
Famous,
Tshut-miâⁿ
出名
Fare, boat,
Tsûn-tsou
船租
Fare, vehicle,
Chhia-sùe
車稅
Farm, a,
Tshân; tshân-hn̂g
田 田園
Fashion,
Khuán; iēⁿ
欵 樣
Fast,
Méⁿ; khûe
猛 快
Fasten,
Pák
Fat, lard,
Fatal,
Tiéh-miāⁿ
着名
Fate,
Miāⁿ; miāⁿ-ūn
命 命運
Father,
A-pẽ; a-tia; a-pa
亞父 亞爹 亞巴
Fathom,
Siâm
Fault,
M̄-tiéh; tshò
不着 錯
Favour,
Nâng-chhêng; kong-ṳn
人情 功恩
Feast, to prepare,
Tsò-toh
做席
Feast, to eat,
Chiáh-hoh
食棹
Feather,
Môⁿ
Fee, teacher's,
Sok-kim; tsṳ-kim
束金 書金
Feed,
Chhī
Feel,
Chhì
Feel, by touch,
Mông
Felt,
Chiⁿ
Female, of human beings,
Tsṳ-nîeⁿ; tsa-bóu
姿娘 姐畝
Female, of animals,
Fence,
Lî; hn̂g-lî
籬 園籬
Ferocious,
Festival,
Tsoih
Fiddle,
Hîⁿ
Fierce, of fire,
Jiét
𤍠
Filial,
Kiâⁿ-hàu; ũ-hàu
行孝 有孝
Fill, as water,
Tshō
Filthy,
Nah-sap; chhi-gî; o-tso
汚穢
Fins,
Hṳ̂-sít
魚翅
Firm,
Ũn
堅固
Firm, a,
Hâng
Fist,
Khûn-thâu
拳頭
Fix, as date,
Tiāⁿ
Flame,
Húe-iām; húe-chíh
火炎 火舌
Flea,
Ka-tsáu
膠走
Fling,
-
Flock,
Khûn
Flood,
Tũa-tsúi; hái-tuang-tiê
大水 海風朝
Flow,
Lâu
Foam,
Phuéh
Fold, clothes,
Jit; chih
Follow,
Tùe
Fond,
Hàuⁿ
Forbid,
Kìm
Force,
Lát; khì-lát
力 氣力
Force, to a person,
Mién-kiáng; ngẽ-liáh
勉强 硬掠
Foreign,
Huan
Foreign, country,
Huna-pôiⁿ
畨邦
Foreigner,
Gūa-kok-nâng; huan-nâng
外國人 畨人
Forest,
Suaⁿ; suaⁿ-lãi
山 山內
Forget,
M̄-kíⁿ-tit; m̄-it-tit
不見得 不憶得
Forgive,
Sià-tsũe; khuan
赦罪 寛
Form,
Iēⁿ; pān-thâu; khuáu
樣 辦頭 欵
Formerly,
Tsá tiang-sî; hṳ́-tiang-sî
早時
Fortunate,
Tsãu-hùe; tshâi-khì
造化 財氣
Fortune,
Miāⁿ; ūn; tshâi-khì
命 運 命運
Foundation,
Tī-kha
地脚
Fountain,
Tsûaⁿ; tsúi-tsûaⁿ
泉 水泉
Freight,
Tsûn-tsou
船租
Fresh,
Chhiⁿ
Fresh, as water,
Chiáⁿ
Friend,
Phêng-iú
朋友
Frighten, people,
Muéh-nâng-kiaⁿ; phièn-nâng-kiaⁿ
物人驚 騙人驚
Fuel,
Muéh-hiâⁿ
-
Full,
Tĩⁿ
𣼛
Fun, to make,
Sńg
Funny,
Tshù-bī
趣味
Funds,
Pńg
Funeral, attend a,
Sàng-sng
送喪
Future,
Chiang-lâi; ẽ-jít
將來 下日
Future, in, henceforth,
Tshông-kim íⁿ-aũ
從今以後
Gale,
Tūa-huang
大風
Gambling,
Puáh-chîⁿ; puáh-kióu
賭錢 賭
Gate,
Tūa-mn̂g
大門
Gate, city,
Siâⁿ-mn̂g
城門
Generation,
Genuine,
Chiàⁿ
Geography,
Tī-lí
地理
Geomancer,
Thóiⁿ-huang-tsúi sin-seⁿ
看風水先生
Gild,
Liū-kim; tah-kim
鍍金 搭金
Gills, of fish,
Hṳ̂-chhi
魚腮
Girl,
Tsṳ-niêⁿ-kiáⁿ
姿娘仔
Glad,
Huaⁿ-hí
歡喜
Glue,
Ka
God, Christian,
Siãng-tì
上帝
God, heathen,
Lãu-iâ; sîn-mêng
老爺 神明
Gong,
Gong, with a boss,
Khong; khim
Govern,
Kuán; kuán-lí
管 管理
Government,
Chhiôu-thêng
朝廷
Gradually,
Khuaⁿ-khuaⁿ; chiãm-chiãm
寛寛 暫暫
Grain,
Ngõu-kak
五谷
Grate, to,
Thuah
Grateful,
Kám-ṳn; tsai-nâng-chhêng
感恩 知人情
Grave,
Phûn; huang-tsúi
墓 風水
Gray, as hair,
Tshang-péh
蒼白
Graze, as cattle,
Khòi-tsháu; chiáh-tsháu
喫草 食草
Greedy,
Tham-sim; tham-chiáh
貪心 貪食
Green,
Chheⁿ; lék
靑 綠
Greet,
Sie-chieh-mn̄g
相借問
Grief,
Huân-ló
煩惱
Grind, as flour,
Oi
Groan,
Tshan; hng-tshan
Grow, as trees,
Huat
Grow, as produce,
Seⁿ
Grudge,
Tòu-chhiû; tóu-hṳ̃u; khieh-hṳ̃n
鬦仇 鬦恨
Grumble,
Liām-lōu
𫝹路
Guarantee,
Pau-niáⁿ
保領
Guess,
Ieh
Guest,
Nàng-kheh
人客
Guitar,
Pê-pê
琵琶
Gums, of teeth,
Khí-ngṳ̂n
Gun,
Chhèng
Gun-powder,
Húe-iéh; chhèng-iéh
火藥 銃藥
Gutter, on roof,
Lāu-bó-tsô
水槽
Habit,
Khuán
Habituated,
Kùiⁿ-sìⁿ
Half,
Pùaⁿ; chék-pùaⁿ; chék-uê; chék-pôiⁿ; chék-kuéh
半 壹半 壹畔 壹𰉗
Hammer,
Thih-thûi; tshâ-thûi
鐵槌 柴槌
Hand,
Chhiú
Hand, right,
Chiàⁿ-chhiú
左手
Hand, left,
Tò-chhiú
右手
Handle,
Pēⁿ
Hang,
Tiòu
Hang, oneself,
Tiòu-àm
吊頸
Happy,
Huaⁿ-hí
歡喜
Hard,
Tōiⁿ; ngẽ
𠕇 硬
Hare,
Thòu
Harrow,
Thih-pê
鐵鈀
Hatch, eggs,
Pū-koi-kiáⁿ
雞伏卯
Hate,
Lóu
Hawkers, of needle and thread &c.,
Iê-kóu
搖鼓
Head,
Thâu; thâu-khak
頭 頭壳
Heap, a,
Chék-tu
壹堆
Heap, to,
Tun
Hear,
Thiaⁿ; thiaⁿ-kìⁿ
聽 聽見
Heart,
Sim; sim-kuaⁿ
心 心肝
Heel,
Kha-aũ-teⁿ
脚睜
Heir,
Aũ-ĩ
後裔
Help,
Sie-hũ; siang-pang
雙扶 雙帮
Hiccough,
Phah-oh
打噎
Hide, to,
Tiàm
Hire,
Kòu; kiè
僱 呌
History,
Kóu-sṳ̄; kóu
古事 古
Hive,
Phang-siū
蜂巢
Hole,
Khang
Hollow,
Khang-khak
空壳
Home,
Tshù; lãi
厝 內
Honest,
Chiàⁿ-keng; tong-tít; láu-sít
正經 忠直 老實
Hood,
Soh-bō
雪帽
Hoof,
Tôi
Hook,
Kau
Hope,
Mōⁿ; ùg
Hopeless,
Bô-mōⁿ
無望
Horrible,
Lî-keng
利更
Hospital,
Ui-kuán
醫館
Hotel,
Tiàm-phòu; kheh-tiàm
店舖 客店
Hour,
Tiám-cheng
㸃鐘
Hour, Chinese,
Sî-sîn
時辰
Huddle,
Sie-chìⁿ
相挨
Hungry,
Tóu khùn; iou
肚困 饑
Hunt,
Phah-láh
打獵
Hurt,
Sieⁿ; sieⁿ-tiéh
傷 傷着
Husk,
Khak
Husk, as of cocoa-nut,
Sui
Hut,
Tshù-kiáⁿ
厝仔
Idle,
Tũaⁿ
Idol,
Lãu-iâ
老爺
Ignorant,
M̄-hióu
不曉
Ill-treat,
M̄-kãu-thãi; liáh-m̄-tá-kéng
不厚待
Image,
Sièⁿ
Imitate,
Óh
Immediately,
Sûi-sî; lîn-sî
隨時 臨時
Immoderate,
Bô-pang-bó
無方母
Impertinent,
Huàng-sṳ̄; bô-kui-kṳ́; bô-tūa bô-sòi
放肆 無規矩 無大無小
Important,
Chhiet-iòu
切要
Impossible,
Put-lêng
不能
Impostor,
Láu-kiáⁿ
老仔
Inability,
Bô-pún-niáⁿ; bô-pún-sṳ̄; bô-tshài-chhêng
無本領 無本事 無才情
Inattentive,
Bô-sim
無心
Incorrect,
M̄-tùi; m̄-tiéh
不對 不着
Increase,
Ke
Indigestion,
Tóu bõi-siou
肚不消
Individually,
Kak-nâng
各人
Induce, away,
Kiou-tsãu; tshūa-tsáu
邀走 娶走
Infant,
Sòi-kíaⁿ; nouⁿ-kiáⁿ; a-nôuⁿ
小仔 奴仔 阿奴
Inferior, of comparison,
Su; kẽ-tsng; kẽ-pín
輸 低庄 下品
Influence,
Sì-thâu
勢頭
Influential,
Chhiòu; ũ-sì-thâu
有權勢
Inform,
Pò-tsai
報知
Injure,
Hāi; sieⁿ--tiéh
害 傷着
Inland,
Lãi-ti
內地
Inquire,
Thàm-mn̄g
探問
Insist,
Ngẽ-àiⁿ
硬要
Instance, for,
Khó-pí
可比
Instruct,
Instrument,
Khì-kũ
器具
Intercourse,
Lâi-uáng
來往
Interfere, with other's affair,
Tshap-nâng-kâi-sṳ̄
挿人個事
Interior,
Lãi; lãi-pôiⁿ
內 內畔
Interpret,
Hûe; hûe-uē
囘 囘話
Interpreter,
Hûe-uē
囘話
Interrupt,
Tsó
Interview,
Sie-kìⁿ; hũe-mīn
相見 會面
Intimate,
Siang-hó phêng-iú
相好朋友
Introduce,
Ín-chìn; khan-thua; khan-sêng; chiou-hu
引荐 牽拖 牽成 招呼
Inundation,
Pang-toi
崩堤
Invent,
Siet-tshut
設出
Investigate,
Kháu-mn̄g; sím-mn̄g
考問 審問
Item, an,
Chek-tiôu
壹條
Ivory,
Jetty,
Bé-thâu
馬頭
Join,
Chiap
Joint,
Chat
Joke, in play,
Sńg
Joke, in word,
Tàⁿ-sńg
呾耍
Jostle,
Sie-chîⁿ
相挨
Journey,
Lōu
Judge,
Sím; phōiⁿ
審 辦
Juggler,
Tsò-pá-hì
演飽戲
Juice,
Tsap
Jump,
Thiòu
Junior,
Sòi
Just,
Kong-tāu; kuaⁿ-chìaⁿ
公道 官正
Keep,
Khn̄g
Kernel,
Hút; jîn; chí
核 仁 枳
Key,
Só-sî
鎖匙
Kick,
That
Kidnap,
Thau-kiou
偷邀
Kiln,
Tsng-iê
磚窰
Kind,
Kindness,
Nâng-chhêng
人情
King,
Uâng
Kiss,
Chim
接吻
Kite,
Huang-khîm
風箏
Knead,
Chhíp
-
Kneel,
Kũi
Knit,
Chhiah
Knock,
Khà
Knot, in wood,
Tshâ-mák
柴目
Knot, on rope,
Kat
Ladder,
Thui
Lady,
A-niêⁿ; a-náiⁿ
阿娘 阿奶
Lady, wife of high mandarin,
Hu-jîn
夫人
Lake,
Lance,
Chhieⁿ
Land,
Land, property,
Tshân-hn̂g
田園
Landlord, of house,
Tshù-tsú
厝主
Landlord, of land,
Tshân-tsú
田主
Landscape,
Suaⁿ-tsúi
山水
Lane,
Hāng; hāng-kiáⁿ
巷 巷仔
Language,
Lash, to,
Pũaⁿ
-
Last,
Búe-búe; kióu-búe; tõiⁿ-búe
尾尾 第尾
Last, to,
Nãiⁿ
Latchet,
Ôi-tùa
鞋帶
Lately,
Chí-kṳ̃n-jít; chí-kṳ̃n-sî
此近日 此近時
Laugh,
Chhiè
Law,
Lút
Law, to,
Phah-kuaⁿ-si; sie-kò
打官司 相告
Lawyer,
Sõng-sṳ
訟師
Lazy,
Tũaⁿ
Lead, to,
Kiou; in
邀 引
Lead, by the hand,
Khan
Leak,
Lāu
Lean, to,
Learn,
Óh
Learn, as lesson,
Thák
Lease, to,
Tsou; sùe
租 稅
Leather,
Phûe
Leech,
Hôu-khî
蜈蜞
Left, of side,
Legend, written,
Kóu-tn̄g
古傳
Lend,
Chieh
Less,
Kíam
Lick,
Chĩ
Life,
Mīaⁿ
Lift, with the hand,
Like,
Chhin-chhiẽⁿ; huáng-sṳ̃
親像 彷似
Like, to,
Hàuⁿ; siãng
好 中意
Likeness,
Sièⁿ
Limbs, the four,
Sì-chiⁿ
四肢
Limit,
Hãn; tōu
限 度
Line,
Tsūe
Line, to draw,
Uéh-tsūe
畫行
Linguist,
Thong-sṳ̄; húe-uē
通事 囘話
Listen,
Thiaⁿ
Literati,
Thák-tsṳ-nâng
讀書人
Live,
Seⁿ; uáh; chiáh
生 活 食
Lock, a,
Só-thâu
鎖頭
Lodge,
Hiah
宿
Loins,
Ie
Lonely,
Ka-kī; tuaⁿ-nâng
自己 單人
Longevity,
Tñg-miāⁿ
長命
Loose, to get,
Lut--khṳ̀
釋去
Lottery,
Hue-hũe
花會
Lottery, Manila,
Lṳ̃-sóng-pie
呂宋票
Loud, of noise,
Hiáng
Loud, of voice,
Tūa-siaⁿ
大聲
Love,
Sieh
Lucky,
Tshâi-khì; tsãu-hùe
財氣 造化
Lurk,
Tiàm; bih
Maggot,
Thâng
Magnifying glass,
Hién-mûiⁿ-kiâⁿ
顯微鏡
Maid, servant,
Tsáu-kúi; chhiah-kha
走鬼 女婢
Manage,
Lí; phōiⁿ; liōu-lí
理  料理
Manner,
Khuán
Manure,
Pûi; pùn
肥 糞
Mark,
Hō; hō-thâu
號 號頭
Marry, of man,
Tshūa; tshūa-bóu; tshūa-chhin
娶妻
Marry, of woman,
Kè; tshut-mng
嫁 出門
Mason,
Tsoh-hue-kang
作灰工
Master, of a house,
Ke-tsú
家主
Master, of a school,
Sin-seⁿ; kà-tsṳ sin-seⁿ
先生 教書先生
Meaning,
Ì-sṳ̄
意思
Measure,
Tōu; tshùn-chhieh
度 寸尺
Mechanic,
Sai-pẽ
司阜
Meet,
Ngõ; ngõ--tiéh
遇 遇着
Melt,
Iêⁿ
Mend,
Póu; chiáⁿ-lí
補 整理
Mercy, to have,
Khó-liên
可憐
Merely,
Put-kùe
不過
Merely, not,
M̄-khéng; m̄-chheng; put-chí
不肯 不淸 不止
Message,
Method,
Huap
Microscope,
Hién-mûiⁿ-kiàⁿ
顯微鏡
Midday,
Tong-ngóu; jít-tàu
中午 日到
Middle,
Tìn-tang
鎭中
Middling,
Tong; tong-pān
中 中辦
Midwife,
Seⁿ-kiaⁿ-bó
生子母
Mild,
Láu-sít
老實
Mile, Chinese,
Phòu; phòu-lōu
甫 甫路
Mile, a, equal to Chinese,
Saⁿ-lí
三里
Mill, for removing the husk,
Lâng
Mill, for grinding,
Mill-stone,
Bō-chíeh
磨石
Minute, a,
Chék-hun-cheng
壹分鐘
Minute, small,
Iùⁿ-iùⁿ
幼幼
Miscarry,
Lóh-súaⁿ; phah-tó
落產 打倒
Miscellaneous,
Tshàm-tshùi
零須
Miscellaneous, articles,
Tsáp-muéh
雜物
Mischievous,
Kha-chhiú tsōi
踋手多
Miser,
Kîam-siap
鹹澁
Miserable,
Chhi-tshám; kan-khóu; chhi-liâng
悽慘 艱苦 凄凉
Miss, a young girl,
A-niêⁿ-kiáⁿ
阿娘仔
Mistake,
Tshò; tsha-tshò; m̄-tiéh
錯 差錯 不着
Moderate,
Bõi-kùe-hūn; bõi-bô-pang-bó
無過分
Moist,
Sip
Molasses,
Thn̂g-tsúi
糖水
Molasses, of melon,
Tang-kue-lōu
冬瓜露
Moment, a,
Chék-khùn-kiáⁿ
壹倐時
Monument,
Pi; chiéh-pi
碑 石碑
Monument, high like a pagoda,
Chiéh-têng
石亭
Mortar,
Hue-thôu
灰塗
Mourning, to wear,
Tùa-hà
帶孝
Mourning, to put off,
Thut-hà
脫孝
Move, not steady,
Tin-tãng
遙動
Mud,
Nàm-thôu; thôu-mûeⁿ
坔塗 塗粥
Mutiny,
Pũan-huán; puãn-ngék
叛反 叛逆
Naked,
Thǹg-chiah-kha-lek
赤身
Narrow,
Oíh
Nation,
Sek
Native, a,
Pńg-tī-nâng
本地人
Natural,
Seⁿ-sêng
生成
Nausea,
Àiⁿ-thòu; aú-ueh
要吐 嘔氣
Necessary,
Eng-kai
應該
Negro,
Ou-mīn-nâng; ou-huan
烏面人 烏畨
Neighbour,
Tshù-piⁿ
厝邊
Nest,
Siū
Nickname,
Thóu-mîaⁿ; nâng-thóu-tsuãn kâi-miâⁿ
土名
Noble,
Tsun-kui
尊貴
Nod,
Tak-thâu
㸃頭
Noise,
Siaⁿ
Noise, to make a great,
Kā-kā-kiè
-
Nonsense,
Bô-iáⁿ-bô-chiah
無影無跡
Nonsense, to talk,
Thèng-tàⁿ
亂呾
Noose, to make a,
Thám-seⁿ-lam-khou
縛活結
North,
Pak; pak-pôiⁿ
北 北邊
Number, figure,
Bé-kiáⁿ; bé-chí
碼仔 碼只
Number, one,
Tõiⁿ-it
第壹
Number, two,
Tõiⁿ-jī
第弍
Nurse,
Niⁿ-bó; zú-bó
乳母
Obey,
Sũn; thiaⁿ
順 聽
Oblige, by force,
Ngẽ-liáh
硬掠
Obstinate,
Chip-ì; chip-piah; jĩm-ì
執意 任意
Obstruct, a road,
Tìn-lōu; tsáh-lōu
鎭路 截路
Occupation,
Sṳ̄-ngiáp
事業
Offend,
Tit-tsũe; tit-tsõ--tiéh
得罪 得坐着
Often,
Ē-ē; giáp; giáp-giáp
屢屢
Old, of man,
Lãu- ũ-nîⁿ-hùe
老 有年歲
Old, of things,
Omit,
Làng-tiòu
漏丢
Opportunity,
Ki-hũe
機會
Oppose,
Tùi-thâu; tùi-ték
對頭 對敵
Opposite,
Tùi-mīn; sie-tùi
對面 相對
Orchard,
Kúe-chí-hn̂g
菓子園
Order, put in,
Siu-síp; sṳ̃-lí
修拾 修理
Order, an,
Mẽng; lẽng
命 令
Order, to,
Kiè; mẽng
呌 命
Origin,
Pńg; kṳn-pńg
本 根本
Originally,
Pńg-lâi; nguân-lâi
本來 
Ornamental,
Hó-thóiⁿ
好看
Orphan,
Bô-pẽ-bò-bó
無父無母
Oven,
Húe-lôu
火爐
Owl,
Ngiou-thâu-chióu
貓頭鳥
Pack, in a box,
Tsng; tsuang
Paddle,
Jiê
槳仔
Paddy,
Chhek
Padlock,
Só-thâu
鎖頭
Page, of book,
Mīn
Pagoda,
Thah
Pain,
Thiàⁿ
Paint, to,
Iû; sái-iû
Painter,
Sái-iû sai-pẽ
使油司阜
Pair, a,
Chék-tùi; chék-sang
壹對 壹雙
Pair, to,
Phùe; phit-phùe
配 匹配
Palace,
Uâng-keng
王宮
Pale, sickly,
N̂g-sng; chheⁿ-chheⁿ
黃酸 靑靑
Pale, in fright,
Ou-ou; chheⁿ-chheⁿ
烏烏 靑靑
Palm, of hand,
Chhiú-tói
手底
Panic,
Kiaⁿ-kàu-kông--khṳ̀
驚到狂去
Paramour,
Kan-hu; lãu-iãng
奸夫 老延
Parcel,
Pau
Pardon,
Sià-tsũe; khuan
赦罪 寛
Part, to,
Siang-piét; lî-piêt
相别 離別
Particulars,
Sòi-siâng
細詳
Partition, wooden,
Siám
Partition, lime,
Piah
Passage, of boat,
Tsûn-tsou
船租
Passenger,
Kheh; tah-kheh
客 搭客
Passport,
Lōu-phiè
路票
Paste,
Kôu; chieⁿ
 樟
Paste, to make,
Khóh-kôu
Pasture,
Tsháu-tiêⁿ; tsháu-pou
草塲 草埠
Patch,
Póu
Path,
Lōu; lōu-kiáⁿ
路 路仔
Pattern,
Iēⁿ; pān; pān-thâu
樣 辦 辦頭
Pave,
Phou-chiéh
鋪石
Pavement,
Chiéh-lōu
石路
Paw,
Chiéⁿ
Pawn,
Tǹg
Pawnshop,
Tǹg-phòu
當舖
Peace,
Phêng-an; thài-phêng
平安 太平
Peace, with enemy,
Phêng-hûa
平和
Peasant,
Tsoh-tshân-nâng; hieⁿ-ẽ-nâng
作田人 鄉下人
Peck,
Toh
Peculiar,
Koh-iēⁿ
別樣
Peep,
Thau-thóiⁿ; thau-iám
偷看 偷觀
Pendulum,
Sî-cheng-thū
時鐘墜
Penetrate,
Jíp; thàng; thàng--kùe
入 通 通過
People,
Nâng; peh-sèⁿ
人 百姓
People, all the,
Chèng-nâng; tãi-ke
衆人 大家
Perfect,
Tshûan
Perforate,
Tsǹg-khang; tshǹg-khang
鎖空 
Perform,
Tsò; kiâⁿ
做 行
Perpendicular,
Tít
Pole, long bamboo,
Tek-ko
竹竿
Perpetually,
Kú-kú; buān-sì
久久 萬世
Persevere,
Kat-khóu
刻苦
Persist,
Ngẽ-àiⁿ
硬要
Perspiration,
Kūaⁿ
Perspire,
Lâu-kūaⁿ
流汗
Persuade,
Koh-lô
告勞
Petticoat,
Kûn
Photograph,
Sióu-iáⁿ
小影
Photograph, to take,
Hoh-sióu-iáⁿ; hò-sióu-iáⁿ
龕小影 耗小影
Physician,
Ui-seng; sin-seⁿ
醫生 先生
Pick, up,
Tóh
Pierce,
Tshǹg
Pile, to,
Tháh; thiáp
Pincers, for drawing hair,
Ah-nih; nih-kiáⁿ
鴨攝 攝子
Pinch,
Liàm
-
Pipe,
Tâng
Pipe, for smoking,
Hun-táng
烟筒
Pit,
Kheⁿ; khut
坑 屈
Pith,
Sim
Pity,
Khó-sieh; khó-thiàⁿ
可惜 可痛
Placard,
Jî-péh
字白
Placard, offering reward,
Siéⁿ-keh
賞格
Plague,
Un-chiàng; sî-lẽng
瘟瘴 時合
Plain, clear,
Mêng-péh; hun-mêng
明白 分明
Plait, to,
Pĩⁿ
Plan,
Tôu
Plan, for a builder,
Tshù-tôu; tshù-kék
厝圖 厝局
Planet,
Ngóu-chheⁿ
伍星
Plant, to,
Chèng
Pleasant,
Plot,
Kòi-mông
計謀
Plough,
Lôi
Pluck, as flowers,
Tiah
Plug, a hole,
Sat
Pock-mark,
Poiⁿ
Poem,
Si
Point, to,
Poison,
Chiáh-sí-nâng; ták-iéh
食死人 毒藥
Pole, for carrying,
Phoi-taⁿ; pêⁿ-taⁿ
批擔 平擔
Polite,
Kui-kṳ́; ũ-lói
規矩 有禮
Pollute,
Mak-tiéh-nah-sap; hú-tiéh nah-sap
染着汚穢
Pond,
Poor,
Khiou; kêng
貧 窮
Portrait,
Sièⁿ
Posterity,
Kiáⁿ-sun; ãu-ĩ
子孫 後裔
Postpone,
Àn; tòng
按 當
Pot-bellied,
Tūa-tóu-lap
大肚
Poultry,
Koi-ah
雞鴨
Pour,
Power,
Khuân
Power, force,
Lât
Practise,
Óh; liēn
學 練
Praise,
O-ló
稱頌
Preach,
Thuân
Preach, the Gospel,
Thuân-tõ-lí
傳道理
Precious,
Pó; pó-pùe
寶 寶貝
Prefect,
Ti-hú; hú-thài-iâ
知府 府太爺
Prefecture,
Prefer,
Siãng
中意
Pregnant,
Ũ-sin-hūn; ũ-tho
有身份 有胎
Prepare,
Ṳ̃; ṳ̃-pĩ
預 預備
Present, to,
Sàng
Present, time,
Hīn-tsãi; ngán-tsãi; tong-kim
現在 眼在 中今
Press, with the hand,
Jih
-
Press, with something heavy,
Teh
Pretend,
Pretend, not knowing,
Tèⁿ-m̄-tsai
假不知
Pretty,
Ngiá; zû
雅 儒
Prevent,
Tsó; nûaⁿ; hâⁿ
Prick, as by a thorn,
Chhiah
Principal,
Thâu
Print,
Ìn
Private,
Sai-khia; sai-ẽ
Privately,
Àm-chẽⁿ
暗靜
Privy, a,
Tang-si; chhè-kng
東西 厠池
Probably,
Pa-lak
或者
Proclamation,
Kò-sī
告示
Prodigal, son,
Phùa-ke-kiáⁿ
破家子
Profess,
Jīn
Profit,
Thàn; tit-lĩ
贃 得利
Promise,
Chhiàng; tshó-chhiàng; ìn-sêng
唱 噪唱 應成
Proper,
Tùi; tiéh
對 着
Property,
Ke-ngiáp; muéh-ngiáp; ke-sṳ̄
家業 物業 家事
Prosper,
Heng-sẽng; heng-uãng
興盛 興旺
Prostitute,
Sau; khiòu-búe
娼妓
Protect,
Pó-iũ; pì-iũ; pó-hō
保佑 庇佑 保護
Proud,
Khiôu-tshó
驕傲
Proverb,
Sók-gṳ́
俗語
Province,
Séⁿ
Public,
Kong-chèng
公衆
Public, the,
Chèng-nâng; peh-sèⁿ
衆人 百姓
Pull,
Thua
Pull, as a rope,
Túi
Pull, up, as a post,
Poíh
Pull, up, as a plant,
Mán
Pump,
Tsúi-thiu; tsúi-kiuh
水抽
Pump, to,
Thiu; kiuh
Punish,
Huát
Punkah,
Huang-sĩⁿ
風扇
Punkah, to pull,
Túi-huang
拖風
Pupil, scholar,
Tĩ-tsṳ́; hák-seng
弟子 學生
Pure,
Chheng-khih
淸潔
Purposely,
Tiõu-tsuan
召專
Push,
Léng
Puzzled,
Kông
Quarter, of an hour,
Chék-khek-cheng
壹刻鐘
Question,
Mn̄g
Queue,
Piⁿ
Quicksilver,
Tsúi-ngṳ̂n
水硍
Quiet,
Chẽⁿ; chẽⁿ-chẽⁿ; tiām-tiām
靜靜
Race, to,
Sie-tàu
相鬦
Raft,
Sam-pâi; tek-pâi
杉牌 竹牌
Rag,
Pòu-chhùi
布碎
Rags,
Phùa-pòu
破布
Railway,
Húe-chhia
火車
Rank,
Cheh-hâm
職銜
Rare,
Hán-tit ĩ; chié-ũ
罕得有 少有
Rascal,
Aù-nâng; tshàu-nâng
臭人
Real,
Chin
Really,
Chin-sít
眞實
Reap,
Siu-tang
收冬
Rear, as fowls,
Chhī
Reason,
Uân-kù
緣故
Rebel, to,
Huán
Receive,
Siu; chih
收 接
Recognize,
Jīn; jīn-tshut
認 認出
Recommend,
Ín-chìn; kṳ́-chìn
引荐 舉荐
Reconcile,
Hûa
Recover,
Hók-tńg
復返
Redeem,
Chhiú; sók
Refund,
Pûe-hôiⁿ
賠還
Refuse, to,
M̄-hàuⁿ; m̄-khéng
不肯
Register, a name,
Kì-miâⁿ; chhiam-miâⁿ
記名 簽名
Reign,
Tsõ-ūi
坐位
Reins,
Bé-soh
馬索
Reins, to hold,
Khan-bé-soh
牽馬索
Relate, as a story,
Óh; káng; tàⁿ
學 講 呾
Relations,
Chhin-chek
親戚
Relations, closely related,
Chhin
Relations, distant,
So
Release,
Pàng
Religion,
Rely,
Tit-pn̄g
得飯
Remain,
Tshûn; sīn
Remain, stay,
Nāⁿ
-
Remarkable,
ku-kuài; khî-khá
古怪 奇巧
Remember,
Kìⁿ-tit; it-tit; kì-liãm
記得 憶得 紀念
Remove, residence,
Puaⁿ
Remove, a thing,
Súa
Rend,
Repair,
Chiáⁿ-lí; siu-síp; pa-lói-hó
整理 收拾
Repeat, as lesson,
Liām
Repent,
Kói-pìⁿ
攺變
Reply, written,
Hûe-phoi; hûe-sìn
囘批 囘信
Report, to,
Pò; pò-tsai
報 報知
Request,
Chhiáⁿ; pài-thoh
請 拜託
Resemble,
Chhin-chhiẽⁿ; huáng-sṳ̃
親像 仿似
Reside,
Khiã-khí; tiū
居住
Resign,
Resin,
Sêng-hieⁿ
松香
Respect, to,
Kèng; kèng-tõng; thóiⁿ-tõng
敬 敬重 看重
Rest,
Hiah
宿
Rest, for a while,
Hiah-tiām
歇停
Rest, the,
Khî-ṳ̂; lióu
其餘 了
Retire,
Thò
退
Retreat,
Thò
退
Return, home,
Hûe-ke; khṳ̀-tshù
囘家 去厝
Revenge,
Pò-chhiû
報仇
Revenue,
Hiàng; hiàng-niêⁿ
餉 餉粮
Revolve,
Hui
旋轉
Reward,
Siéⁿ
Rib,
Phiaⁿ-lî-kut
脇骨
Rich,
Pù; ũ-chîⁿ
富 有錢
Ride, on horse back,
Khiâ-bé
騎馬
Riddle,
Mĩⁿ
謎語
Right,
Tiéh; bô-tshò
着 無錯
Ring, finger,
Chhiú-chí
手指
Ring, ear, round,
Hĩⁿ-huâⁿ
耳環
Ring, to, a bell,
Iẽ-cheng
搖鐘
Ringleader,
Tsò-thâu; thâu-nâng
做頭 頭人
Rinse, as the mouth,
Tñg-chhùi
洗口
Rinse, in washing,
Thūa
重洗
Riot, great,
Sie-thâi
相刣
Ripe,
Sék; kàu-tsúi
熟 到水
River, large,
River, small,
Khoi
River, little,
Káng
Road,
Lōu
Rob,
Chhiéⁿ; chhiéⁿ-pak; phah-kiap
搶 搶剝 打刧
Robbery,
Pak-ko-kúe
搶刧
Robe,
Phâu
Rogue,
Láu-kiáⁿ
老仔
Roll, to,
Khah
Roll, up,
Kauh; kauh--khí
Room,
Pâng
Room, no,
Bô-ūi-tshṳ̀
無位次
Root,
Kṳn
Rotten,
Tshàu
Rotten, of fruit,
Mîⁿ
Rouge,
In-chi; in-nîⁿ
胭脂 胭哖
Rough,
Tshou
Round,
Îⁿ
Row, quarrel,
Uan-ke
寃家
Row, to make a,
Jiáng
Row, to, as a boat,
掉槳
Row, in,
Hâng; lék
行 歴
Rub, as knives,
Bûa
Rub, as spoons,
Chhiù
-
Rub, as with towel,
Chhit
Rubbish, domestic,
Nah-sap
穢褻
Rubbish, filth,
Tôu-pùn
塗糞
Rude,
Bô-kui-kṳ́
無規矩
Rugged, of road,
Khi-khu
蹊𨄅
Ruin, to,
Pāi; húi-tiòu
敗 滅丢
Rule, to,
Kuán; kuán-lí
管 管理
Rule, a,
Kui-tiôu; huat-lút
規條 法律
Rumour,
Hong-siaⁿ; iôu-ngân
風聲 謠言
Running, hand of writing,
Tshó-jī
草字
Rust,
San
Rustic,
Hieⁿ-ẽ-nâng
鄉下人
Rusty,
Seⁿ-san
生銹
Sacrifice,
Hõng; chì
奉 祭
Sad,
Huân-ló
煩惱
Saddle,
Bé-uaⁿ
馬鞍
Saddle, to,
Kùa-beⁿ-uaⁿ
掛馬鞍
Safe,
Ún-tǹg; thó-tàng
妥當
Sage, a,
Gâu-nâng
賢人
Salary,
Kâng-tsṳ
工資
Salary, official,
Hóng-lók
俸祿
Saliva,
Nũaⁿ
Saliva, flowing,
Lâu-nũaⁿ
流涎
Salt, to, as pickles,
Lõu; lõu-kiâm
露 露鹽
Salt, to put some in a dish,
Lóh-iâm; suah-iâm
落鹽
Salt, taste,
Kiâm
Same, the,
Pêⁿ-iēⁿ; sie-tâng
平樣 相同
Sample,
Pān-thâu; iēⁿ; pān
辦頭 樣 辦
Sap,
Chhiū-nîⁿ
Satisfied,
Kùe-ì; kam-nguãn
過意 甘愿
Saunter,
Ôiⁿ-iû
閑遊
Sausage,
Kuàn-chhiâng; kuàn-tn̂g
Savage,
Huan; chheⁿ-huan; suaⁿ-nâng
畨 靑畨 山人
Save,
Kiù
Saving,
Khiãm; khieh-síp
Saw, to,
Kṳ̀
Saw-dust,
Kṳ̀-sut
鋸銊
Scab, a,
Phí
Scab, to become covered with,
Phok-phí; kit-phí
樸丕 桔丕
Scaffold,
In-kè
因架
Scald,
Thǹg--tiéh; nâm--tiéh
淋着
Scales, of fish,
Hṳ̂-lân
魚鱗
Scandal, to,
Phì-sièⁿ; ngí-lũn nâng-kâi-sṳ̄
議論人個事
Scar,
Hûn; sieⁿ-hûn
痕 傷痕
Scar-face,
Phùa-kìaⁿ
破鏡
Scarce,
Chíe
Scatter,
Sùaⁿ; sì-sùaⁿ
散 四散
Scholar,
Hák-seng
學生
School,
Tsṳ-che
書齋
Scold,
Mēⁿ
Scoop, with one hand,
Meⁿ; nák
-
Scoop, with two hands,
Phóng
-
Scorpion,
Hiet-kiáⁿ
蝎仔
Scoundrel,
Láu-kiáⁿ
老仔
Scrape,
Kueh
𧈳
Scratch,
Screen, to,
Tsáh
Scroll, antithetical, ornamental,
Tùi-liên
對聯
Scum,
Phuéh
Seal,
Ìn
Seal, official,
Kuaⁿ-ìn
官印
Search,
Tshūe; siou
覔 尋
Season,
Sî; thiⁿ-sí
時 天時
Secret,
Àm-chẽⁿ
暗靜
Sedan,
Kiē
Seed, of fruit,
Chí
Seed, for sowing,
Chéng
Seize,
Khíⁿ
Seldom,
Hán-tit
罕得
Select,
Suán; tóh; kôiⁿ
選 擇 揀
Selfish,
Sai-sim
私心
Send, as servants,
Sái
使
Send, as things,
Kià
Senior,
Tūa
Separate, to,
Pun-khui
分開
Serious, as matter,
Tūa-sṳ̄
大事
Serious, as sickness,
Tāng-pēⁿ
重病
Servant,
A-nouⁿ
奴僕
Servant, domestic,
Ke-nouⁿ
家重
Set, a,
Chék-hù
一付
Settle, an affair,
Tít; chheng-tshó
直 清楚
Several,
Kua-kâi
數個
Severe,
Ngiâm; tãng
嚴 重
Severe, wound,
Tãng-sieⁿ
重傷
Sew, to,
Thīⁿ
Shadow,
Iáⁿ
Shake,
Iẽ
Shake, hands,
Tùn-chhiú
頓手
Shake, off, as dust,
Hìⁿ-tiòu
搖丢
Shallow,
Chhién
Shame,
Sióu-lí
羞恥
Shampoo, the loins,
Tûi-ie
擂腰
Shape,
Iēⁿ; khuán
樣 欵
Share,
Hūn
Shark,
Sua-hṳ̂
沙魚
Sharp,
Lāi
Sharp, pointed,
Chiam
Sharp, clever,
Lêng-lāi
伶俐
Sharpen,
Bûa
Shave, the head,
Thì-thâu
剃頭
Shave, the beard,
Khoi-chhiu
剃鬚
Shavings, of wood,
Tshâ-phùe-thiu
柴配抽
Sheath, of a sword,
To-khah
刀壳
Shed, tears,
Lâu-mák-tsap
流目汁
Shed, blood,
Lâu-hueh
流血
Shell, as of eggs, shell-fish,
Khak
Shelter, to take,
Siám
Shepherd,
Chiéⁿ-iêⁿ--kâi-nâng
守羊個人
Shield,
Pâi; tin-pâi
牌 籐牌
Shift,
Súa
Shin,
Kha-liâm
腳廉
Shine,
Chiè
Shiver,
Khiū; tòng
震 凍
Shoot, with gun,
Phah; tūaⁿ
Shop,
Phòu; tiàm
舖 店
Shore,
Hái-kíⁿ
海墘
Short,
Short, time,
Chiām-sí
暫時
Shot,
Chhèng-chí; în-chí
銃子 鉛子
Shoulder,
Koiⁿ-thâu
肩頭
Shout,
Soi; jiáng
Show,
Pióu-mêng
表明
Show, me,
Pun-uá-thóiⁿ
與我看
Shrine,
Sin-kham
神龕
Shut,
Kueⁿ
Shut, a door without bolting,
Hõiⁿ
-
Shut, as the mouth, book,
Háp
Shuttle,
So-kiáⁿ
棱子
Shy,
Ùi-sióu-lí; m̄-káⁿ-kìⁿ-nâng
畏羞恥
Sick, ill,
Pēⁿ
Sick, slightly,
Nâng m̄-móⁿ
人不好
Sick, for a long period,
Phùa-pēⁿ
破病
Side,
Pôiⁿ
Side, of the body,
Phiaⁿ-lî
脇下
Sieve, a,
Thai; bí-thai; bí-lô
米篩 米籮
Sieve, for winnowing,
Pùa-ki
簸箕
Sift,
Thai
Sigh,
Tháu-khùi
嘆氣
Sight, of the eyes,
Mák-sít
目實
Sign, a,
Hō; kì-hō
號 記號
Sign, secret,
Àm-hō
暗號
Sign, to,
Chhiam-miâⁿ; tsham-miâⁿ uéh-hō
簽名 參名 畫號
Silent,
Tiām-tiām; chẽⁿ-chẽⁿ
靜靜
Silk-worm,
Tshôiⁿ
Similar,
Huáng-sṳ̃; chhin-chhiẽⁿ
仿似 親像
Sin,
Tsũe
Sin, to,
Huām-tsũe
犯罪
Sincere,
Sít-sim; sít-ì
實心 實意
Sing,
Chhiè; chhiè-kua; chhiè-khek
唱 唱歌 唱曲
Single,
Tuaⁿ; chék
單 一
Single, fold,
Tuaⁿ-têng
單重
Sink,
Tîm
Sisters,
Chí-mūeⁿ-kiáⁿ; ché-mūeⁿ-kiáⁿ
𡛰妹仔
Skeleton,
Kut-thâu
骨頭
Sketch, to,
Skin,
Phûe
Skull,
Thâu-khak-uáⁿ
頭壳碗
Sky,
Chheⁿ-thiⁿ; puàⁿ-thiⁿ
青天 半天
Slack,
Lēng; sang
Slanting,
Sia
Slap, to,
Òng
掌打
Slave,
Nôuⁿ-thsâi
奴才
Sleep,
Út
Sleeve, of coat,
Saⁿ-ńg
衫袖
Slice,
Phièn; liàm; hue
Slight,
Sié-khúa
小可
Slip, to miss the foot,
Thām-phiù
失足
Slip, out of the hand,
Phiù-chhiú
失手
Slip, down,
Liù-puáh; liù--lóh-khṳ̀
滑跌
Slippers,
Ôi-thua; ôi-liouh
鞋拖
Slow,
Mān
Slowly,
Khuaⁿ-khuaⁿ
寬寬
Slowly, and carefully,
Ûn-ûn
紜紜
Small,
Sòi
Smash, to pieces,
Phùa-tshùi-tshùi
破碎碎
Smear,
Kôu; hú
糊 敷
Smell,
Hiēn
-
Smell, to,
Phĩⁿ
Smile,
Ba-bun-chhiè
貓呅笑
Smoke,
In
Smoke,, to,
Chiáh-hun
食煙
Smoke, opium,
Chiáh-a-phièn; kuh-a-phièn
食鴉片
Smooth,
Kút
Smother,
Hip-sí; hìm-sí; hìm-miⁿ
龕死
Smuggle,
Tsáu-hiàng
走餉
Snail,
Lô; tshân-lô
螺 田螺
Snare,
Lô-māng; khuán-thàu
羅網 圈套
Snare, set a,
Tieⁿ-khuán-thàu
設圈套
Snare, to,
Tng
-
Snatch,
Chhiéⁿ
Sneeze,
Phah-ka-khì
打噴
Snore,
Hûaⁿ
喘氣
Snow,
Soh
Snow, -white,
Soh-soh-péh
雪雪白
Snuff, for the nose,
Phīⁿ-hun
鼻煙
Snuff, to,
Hngh-phīⁿ-hun; buah-phīⁿ-hun
抹鼻煙
Soak,
Chìm
Society,
Hũe
Society, to join,
Tshap-hũe; jíp-hũe
揷會 入會
Soft,
Nńg
Soil,
Thôu
Solder, to,
Ún
Soldier,
Piaⁿ; ióng-chiàng; láu-chiàng
兵 勇壯 老壯
Sole, of foot,
Kha-tói
腳底
Sole, of shoe,
Ôi-tói
鞋底
Solstice, Summer,
Hē-chì
夏至
Solstice, Winter,
Tang-chì
冬至
Son,
Kiáⁿ; tau-kiáⁿ
Song,
Kua; khek
歌 曲
Soot,
Húe-thûn
火燂
Sorcerer,
Tàng-sin; tâng-ki
童身 童乩
Sorceress,
Lóh-sîn-phûa; thóiⁿ-siàⁿ-phûa
落神婆 看聖婆
Sorcery,
Siâ-sút
邪術
Sore,
Thiàⁿ
Sorry,
Huân-ló
煩惱
Sort,
Iēⁿ; khí
Soul,
Lêng-hûn
靈魂
Sound,
Siaⁿ
Sound, to,
Hiáng
Sour,
Sng
Source,
Kṳn-pńg; nguân-kṳn
根本 原根
South,
Nâm; nâm-pôiⁿ
南 南畔
Sow, a,
Tṳ-bó
豬母
Sow, to,
Iā-chéng
播種
Spade,
Thih-chhiâm
鐵鑽
Span,
Liáh
Spatter,
Phuah; phùn
潑 鍤
Spawn, of fish,
Hṳ̂-tshun; hṳ̂-nñg; hṳ̂-chí
魚春 魚卵 魚只
Speak,
Tàⁿ; tàⁿ-uē
呾 呾話
Spear,
Chhieⁿ; pie
鎗 鏢
Spear, to,
Pie
Specimen,
Iēⁿ
Speck,
Tiám
Spectacles,
Mák-kiàⁿ
目鏡
Spend,
Sái; só-hùi
使 需費
Spices,
Hieⁿ-liōu
香料
Spill,
Phah-tó; tò-tiòu
打倒 傾丟
Spin,
Hui
旋轉
Spine,
Ie-chiah-kut; ie-lêng-kut
背骨
Spirit,
Sîn
Spit,
Phùi-nũaⁿ; phùi
噴涏 噴
Spittoon,
Thâm-tāng; thâm-phùi
痰筒
Splash,
Phùn
-
Split, with an axe,
Phùa
Split, with a knife,
Lòi
-
Spoil, to,
Muéh-tiòu
𢪱丟
Spoiled,
Hāi--lō
害了
Sport,
Thit-thô; sńg
閑遊 耍
Spot, a,
Tiám
Sprain,
Chek--tiéh; nãuⁿ--tiéh; tsuáh--tiéh
閃着
Spread, as a carpet,
Tshṳ; phi
Spring, a,
Tsûaⁿ; tsúi-tsûaⁿ
泉 水泉
Sprinkle,
Hîⁿ
Spurt, water from the mouth,
Bū-tsúi
霧水
Spy, a,
Thàm-kiáⁿ; sùaⁿ-soh
探仔 線索
Spy, to,
Thàm; thau-thàm; tsò-sùaⁿ
探 偷探 做線
Squander,
Zṳ́-tiòu; phùa-tiòu
毀丟 破丟
Square,
Sì-pang
四方
Square, accounts,
Ap-siòu
押數
Squash, to,
Teh--tiéh
壓着
Squat, on the heels,
Tshn̂g; khû
Squeeze, with the hand,
Tẽⁿ
-
Squeeze, to press closely,
Koíh
Squeeze, money,
Tsũn-chiáh
撰食
Stab,
Tshǹg
Stable,
Bé-pâng
馬房
Stage, for plays,
Hì-pêⁿ
戲棚
Stain,
Hú--tiéh
染着
Stale,
Stamp, to,
Khap; khap-ìn
盖 盖印
Stamp, with the foot,
Thiàm-kha
擋腳
Starch,
Chieⁿ
Starch, to,
Kùe-chieⁿ
過樟
Start, on a journey,
Khí-sin; khí-kiâⁿ
起身 起行
Startled,
Hehⁿ--chē-kiè
驚訝
Starve,
Statesman,
Chhîn; tāi-chhîn
臣 大臣
Statue,
Sièⁿ
Stay,
Nāⁿ
-
Steady,
Ngaíh
Steal,
Thau-khiéh
盜取
Steep,
Kiā
Step,
Pōu
Stick, a,
Tshûe: kùn
Stick, as gum,
Tùe
Stick, in,
Tshah
Stiff,
Ngẽ
Sting, to,
Tàn
Stink,
Tshàu
Stir,
Chhoiu; lā; ká
鍫 絞
Stirrup,
Bé-táh-tèng
馬踏䟓
Stocks,
Tshâ-gô; kha-khàu
柴鵝 腳拷
Stomach,
Tóu
Stoop, down,
Phak-ku; phak--lóh-khṳ
屈身
Store, up,
Tun
Store, -house,
Tsàng; tsàng-pâng
棧 棧房
Storm,
Tūa-huang
大風
Storm, to rise,
Thàu-tūa-huang; phû-tūa-huang
透大風 浮大風
Story,
Kóu
Story, of a house,
În; tsân
Stout,
Pûi
Stow, as cargo,
Thíap
Straight,
Tít
Straightforward,
Chiàⁿ-tít; tong-tít; kuaⁿ-chiàⁿ
正直 忠直 官正
Strain, a rope,
Túi-ân
挽緊
Strain, to filter,
隔渣
Strand, of rope,
Kóu
一扭
Strange,
Khî; ku-kuài
奇 古怪
Stranger,
Tshut-gūa-nâng; chheⁿ-hūn-nâng
出外人 生份人
Strangle,
Liû; ká
留 絞
Stream,
Suaⁿ-kau
山溝
Street,
Koi; koi-lōu
街 街路
Strength,
Lát; khì-lát
力 氣力
Stretch,
Tshun
Strict,
Ngiâm
Stride,
Huáh
Strike,
Phah
Strike, with the fist,
Cheng
-
Strike, with a stick,
Bú; bút
Strike, with a soft cane,
Sut
-
String,
Sùaⁿ; soh-kiáⁿ
線 索仔
Strip, to,
Pak; thut; thǹg
剝 脫
Striped,
Chék-tsūe chék-tsūe
一行一行
Strive,
Sie-cheⁿ
相爭
Stroke, as of pen,
Uéh
Strong, of the body,
Ũ-lát; tsàng; kiāⁿ
有力 壯 健
Strong, of architecture,
Khiàng
Strong, of tea,
Kâu
Struggle,
Kuān
Student, for higher examination,
Thông-seng
童生
Study, to,
Hák-síp
學習
Stumble, as over a rope,
Kûe--tiéh
-
Stumble, as over a stone,
Pu--tiéh; that--tiéh
撻着
Stun, as noise,
Tsak; tsak--tiéh
喧嚷着
Stupid,
Ngà; tshâ-kòng
㦙 柴貢
Sty, for pigs,
Tṳ liôu; tṳ-lô
豬尞 豬牢
Subject, of ruler,
Peh-sèⁿ; mîn--ke
百姓 民家
Submit,
Sũn; hók
順 服
Subordinate,
Chhiú-ẽ
手下
Subscribe, money,
Tôi-chîⁿ
題錢
Substitute, to,
Thòi
Subtract,
Tṳ̂
-
Subtraction,
Tṳ̂-huap
除法
Suburbs,
Siâⁿ-gūa
城外
Succeed,
Tit-ì
得意
Successive,
Sie-sùa
相接
Suck,
Kuh
-
Suck, with the mouth, with noise,
Tsuh
Suddenly,
Huh--chē-kiè; hó-sĩ-sĩ
忽然間 好是是
Suffer,
Siũ-khóu
受苦
Sufficient,
Kàu; là
Suffocate,
Hip-sí
翕死
Suicide,
Tsṳ̃-chĩn
自盡
Suit, of clothes,
Suit, to,
Háh
Suit, to, as shoes, clothes,
Kah
Sum, to,
Kòi-kāng; lóng-tsóng-sǹg
計共 該算
Summon, call by authority,
Tiōu
Sundries,
Tsáp-hùe; tsáp-muéh
什貨 什物
Superintend,
Tok-kang; chiáng-kuán
督工 掌管
Superior, of quality,
Iâⁿ; iâⁿ--kùe
贏過
Supper, to take,
Chiáh-mêⁿ-hng
食夜昏
Support, the children,
Iáng-iók
養育
Support, the parents,
Hõng-iáng
奉養
Support, to, as a wall,
Support, to hold up,
Hû; tshah
扶 挿
Suppose,
Siẽⁿ
Suppose, erroneously,
Sah-tsò; pān-tsò
約做
Supposing,
Khó-pí; pí-zũ
可比 譬如
Suppurate,
Pũ-lâng
生膿
Sure,
Tiāⁿ-tiéh
定着
Surety, to be,
Tam-sêng; pó-niáⁿ; tam-jīn
成擔 保領 擔認
Surname,
Sèⁿ
Surpass,
Iâⁿ
Surprise,
Khî-ĩ; hāi-ĩ
奇異 駭異
Surrender,
Hâng; hók; hâng-hók
降 服 降服
Surround,
Survey, land,
Niêⁿ-tī; chiāng-tī
量地 丈地
Suspect,
Gi
Swallow,
Ìⁿ-chióu
燕鳥
Swallow, to,
Thun; thun--lóh-khṳ̀
吞 吞落去
Swallow, with effort,
Kṳ̃--lóh-khṳ̀
-
Swear,
Chìu-tshūa
發誓
Sweep,
Sàu
Sweet,
Tiám
Sweet-meats,
Thn̂g-liōu; tiâm-liōu; thn̂g-khà
糖料 甜料 糖扣
Swell, to,
Chêng
Swift,
Hiòng; méⁿ
雄 猛
Swim,
Siû
Swing,
Sycee,
Uâng-pó; khiòu-thâu-si; khò-si
王寶
Sympathy,
Thói-thiap
體貼
Syrupt,
Thn̂g-tsúi
糖水
Tael,
Niéⁿ
Tail,
Búe
Tailor,
Tshâi-hông
裁縫
Tale,
Kóu
Talisman,
Tall,
Kûiⁿ
Tally, a,
Chhiam
Tame,
Sék
Target,
Pá; chìⁿ-pá
靶 箭靶
Target, centre of,
Âng-sim; tong-sim
紅心 中心
Tariff, of duties,
Chek-lī; hiàng-pâi
則咧 餉牌
Taste,
Bī; bī-sòu; khì-bī
味 味道 氣味
Tasteless
Bô-bī; péh-chiáⁿ-bô-bī
無味
Tax,
Hiàng
Tax, land,
Niêⁿ
Tax, to pay,
Láp-niêⁿ; uân-niêⁿ
稅糧 完糧
Tax-collector,
Niêⁿ-chhe
粮差
Teach,
Teacher,
Sin-seⁿ
先生
Tear,
Lì; thì
烈 剃
Tears,
Mák-tsap
目汁
Tears, to shed,
Lâu-mák-tsap
流目汁
Tease,
Tṳ̂; pin-tǹg; pa-lói; tṳ̂-tñg
除 除斷
Teeth,
Khí
Teeth, large,
Teeth, molar,
Gê-thâu-khí
牙頭齒
Telegraph, to,
Khà-tiẽn-pò
打電報
Tell,
Tàⁿ
Temper,
Sèⁿ; sèⁿ-chhêng
性 性情
Temperance,
Tsat-tōu
節度
Temple,
Keng; keng-biē
宮 宮廟
Temple, of the head,
Tsháu-ngán
草眼
Temporary
Chiām
Tempt,
Ín; ín-iú
引 引誘
Tent,
Pòu-phâng
布帆
Teng, to pitch,
Tah-pòu-phâng
搭布帆
Tepid,
Lā-lûn-sie
半溫
Test,
Chhì; chhì-thóiⁿ
試 試着
Testicles,
Tsui-hút; lān-hút[3]
腎核
Testimony,
Chèng-kṳ̃
證據
Thank,
Siā; kám-siā
謝 感謝
Thank, obliged,
Lâu--lṳ́; lūi--lṳ́; tūa-lâu-nâng
勞爾
Theatre,
Therefore,
Kù-tshṳ́; só-íⁿ
故此 所以
Thermometer,
Hân-sú-tsam
寒暑針
Thick,
Kāu
Thick, as paste, congee,
Kṳ́t
Thigh,
Thúi; kha-thúi
腿 腳腿
Thin,
Póh
Thin, as paste, congee,
Kà; chhieh
Thing,
Muéh; muéh-kiâⁿ
物 物件
Think,
Siẽⁿ; phah-sǹg; pheⁿ-phah
想 打算
Think, erroneously,
Kâu-kiè; sah-tsò
想做
Thirsty,
Aû ta
Thorn,
Chhì
Threaten,
Heh; heh-kiaⁿ
嚇 嚇驚
Throat,
Aû; aû-lêng
喉 喉嚨
Throne, imperial,
Lêng-ūi; kim-luân-tōiⁿ
龍位 金鑾殿
Throne, to ascend the,
Teng-ki; teng-ūi; tsõ-ūi
登基 登位 坐位
Throttle,
Tẽⁿ-aû
擢喉
Through, over,
Thàng
Throw, to,
Kák; sek, hám
-
Throw, away,
Kák-tiòu; sek-tiòu; hám-tiòu; phîn-tiòu
-
Thrust,
Tshǹg
Ticket,
Tuaⁿ
Ticket, pawn,
Hui; tǹg-phiè
揮 當票
Tickle,
Niouⁿ
帕悛
Tie,
Pák; kat
縛 結
Tie, as the hands together,
Khún
Tiffin,
Tiám-sim
點心
Tight,
Kín
Tight, as rope,
Ân
-
Timid,
Bô-táⁿ
無胆
Tired,
Hék
Title, official,
Kuaⁿ-ham
官銜
Toil,
Búa; bûa-khóu
磨 磨苦
Tolerably,
Tshó-liák; ōi--lêng-tsò-tit
草錄 會能做得
Tone,
Tim; siaⁿ
音聲
Tonic,
Póu; póu-iéh
補 補藥
Tools,
Ke-húe
家伙
Top, a,
Hâm-lám-sút
銜瓏術
Top, to spin a,
Phah-hâm-lâm-sút
打銜瓏術
Torch,
Húe-nāⁿ
火把
Tortoise,
Tāi-pūe
玳瑁
Total,
Kòi-kāng; lóng-tsóng
計共 俱皆
Touch, with the fingers,
Thāng; thāng--tiéh; mòng
摸 摸着
Touch, come into contact,
Tiaⁿ--tiêh
顚着
Tough,
Zūn
-
Tow, a ship,
Tũa
Towards,
Hiàng; niaⁿ
Town,
Pou; pou-thau
埠 埠頭
Trace, to,
Chhim-tui tsong-chiah
尋追踪跡
Trace, to, as in writing,
Piè
Track, mark,
Chiah
Train, to,
Trample, on,
Táh; thiàm
Transact, business,
Lí-sṳ̄; phōiⁿ-sṳ̄
理事 辦事
Transform,
Pìⁿ; pièn
Translate,
Ék; huan-ék
繹 翻繹
Translate, characters into spoken language,
Sueh
Transparent,
Kng-thàng
光通
Trap, for rats,
Ngióu-tshṳ́-tak; thih-ngiou
鼠挾
Trap, for tigers,
Hóuⁿ-lô
虎牢
Travel,
Kiâⁿ
Tread, on,
Táh; lūn-táh
Treasury,
Khòu-pâng; ngṳ̂n-khòu
庫房 銀庫
Treat, to,
Thāi; khuán-thāi
待 欵待
Tremble,
Khiū; tòng
Tribe,
Tsók
Tribute, to pay to the Emperor,
Kòng-huâng-tì
貢皇帝
Trick, a,
Sim-sṳ̄
心事
Trifling, affair,
Bô-siang-kau-sṳ̄; sié-khúa-sṳ̄
無相干事 小可事
Triturate,
Ngóiⁿ; lûi
研 擂
Troops,
Piaⁿ; kun-piaⁿ
兵 軍兵
Trouble,
Kan-khóu
艱苦
True,
Chin; sít; chin-sít; ũ-iáⁿ
真 實 真是 有影
Trumpet,
Ti-tâ
吹首
Trust, to,
Sìn; siang-sìn;
信 相信
Try,
Chhì; chhì-thóiⁿ
試 試看
Tube,
Kóng; tâng
管 筒
Tune,
Pán
Turban,
Tháu-pòu
頭布
Turn, revolve,
Hui
旋轉
Turn, over,
Póiⁿ; póiⁿ-lìn-tńg
轉返
Turn, the head,
Ut-tńg-thâu
轉返頭
Turn, round the corner of a street,
Uat
Turn, round as a table,
Hui-lìn-tńg
翻輦返
Turn, back,
Hui-tńg--lâi
翻返來
Turn, upside down,
Tin-tò-táu
顚倒換
Turn, by, alternately,
Sie-lûn
相輪
Turn, whose?
Lûn-tiéh-tî-tiâng
輪着誰
Twinkle,
Iăp-iáp-sih
灼灼薜
Twist,
Tsũn
Twist, as a rope,
Type, printing,
Jī-póiⁿ; ìn-póiⁿ
字板 印板
Ugly,
Iá-iēⁿ
野樣
Understand,
Hióu; mêng-péh
曉 明白
Undeserved,
M̄-kham-tng; m̄-kai
不堪當 不該
Undutiful, to parents,
Put-hàu
不孝
Uneven,
Khi-khu; m̄-pêⁿ
崎嶇 不平
Unfeeling,
Bô-nâng-chhéng
無人情
Ungrateful,
M̄-tsai nâng-chhêng; hiou-chhêng tsóh-ngĩ; buâng-ṳn; bô-jîn-ngĩ
不知人情 僥情絕義 忘恩 無仁義
Unhappy, of life,
Khóu-miāⁿ
苦命
Uniform,
Kuaⁿ-hók; kuaⁿ-i
官服 官衣
Unite, to,
Háh-bûa
合總
Unlawful,
M̄-háh-huap
不合法
Unlimited,
Bô-hân
無限
Unload, a ship,
Khí-hùe; tshut-hùe
起貨 出貨
Unnecessary,
Mín; mín-ēng
免 免用
Unpleasant, feeling,
Kāu-uéh
厚畫
Unreasonable,
Bô-chhêng-lí; m̄-chiũ-lí
無情理 不就理
Untie
Kói; tháu
Unworthy,
M̄-kham; m̄-kham-kai
不堪 不堪該
Upset,
Tò-póiⁿ; póiⁿ
倒返 返
Upside down,
Tin-tò-thâu
顚倒頭
Urge,
Tshui; pek; tshui-kín; tshui-piàⁿ
推 迫 推緊 推併
Useful,
Ŭ-ēng
有用
Usual,
Siêⁿ-siêⁿ; pâi-tńg; siam-put-sî
常常
Vacant,
Khang
Vacation, of school,
Pàng-kè
放假
Vaccinate,
Chèng-tsu; chèng-tāu
種珠 種荳
Vagrant,
Ló-tōng--kâi-nâng
浪蕩人
Valley,
Chhim-kheⁿ
深坑
Valuable,
Kùi-khì; tát-chîⁿ
貴氣 值錢
Vapour,
Khì
Vegetarian,
Chiáh-che
食齋
Ventilate,
Thong-huang
通風
Village,
Hieⁿ-lí
鄉里
Virgin,
Âng-hue-nńg
紅花女
Visit, to,
Sûn
Voice,
Siaⁿ
Volcano,
Húe-suaⁿ
火山
Vomit,
Thòu
Vow, to,
Hẽ; hẽ-nguān
下 下願
Wade, to,
Ẽ-tsúi
下水
Wages,
Kang-chíⁿ
工錢
Waist,
Ie
Wait,
Tán; thẽng; thāi
停待
Wander,
Chiu-liû
週流
Want, lack,
Khueh; khiàm
缺 欠
War,
Sie-thâi; kau-chièn
相刣 交戰
Warm,
Sie
Warm, of weather,
Zuáh
Warm, of weather, mild,
Chhiẽⁿ-sie
小暑
Warn,
Khǹg-kòi; tàⁿ-tsai
勸戒 呾知
Waste, to,
Tak-nn̄g
花費
Watch, to,
Chiéⁿ
Water, to,
Ak; ak-tsúi
沃 沃水
Watery,
Chhieh-chhieh
-
Wave, to, as a flag,
Ít
Weak,
Khùn; bô-lát
困 無力
Weak, in power, influence,
Phúh
-
Wean,
Keh-nĩⁿ
隔乳
Weapon,
Ke-húe
家伙
Wear, as clothes, shoes,
Chhēng
穿
Wear, as a hat,
Wear, as a ring,
Kùa
Weather,
Thiⁿ-sî; thîⁿ
天時 天
Weave,
Keⁿ-pòu
織布
Web, spider's,
Ti-tu-si
蜘蛛絲
Wedge,
Chiⁿ
-
Weed, a,
Péh-huat kâi-tsháu
白發個草
Weigh, to,
Téng; chhìn
戥 稱
Weigh, with balances,
Phêng
West,
Sai; sai-pôiⁿ
西 西畔
Wet,
Tâm
Wet, thoroughly,
Lok-lok
濕濕
Wet, with rain,
Ak-tiéh-hõu
逢雨
Whatever,
Put-lũn; m̄-kuán
不論 不管
Wheel,
Lín; lìn-chiⁿ
輦 輦錢
Whip, a,
Bé-piⁿ
馬鞭
Whip, to,
Pũaⁿ
-
Whisper, to,
Síh-súh; àm-chẽⁿ-tàⁿ
暗靜呾
Whistle, with the mouth,
Pûn-hi-hû
-
Whistle, a,
Pi
White, of an egg,
Nñg-chheng
卵淸
Whitewash, to,
Sàu-hue-tsúi; sueh-hue-tsúi
掃灰水 刷灰水
Wicked,
Ak; phái
惡 歹
Wide,
Khuah
Widow,
Síu-kúa; kúa-hũ
守寡 寡婦
Wife,
Chhi; bóu
Wild, pertaining to the forest,
Suaⁿ
Willing,
Nguãn; kam-ngũan; hàuⁿ; kam
愿 甘愿 好 甘
Wind, as a clock,
Wing,
Sít
Wink,
Nih-mák
攝目
Winnow,
Pùa
Wipe, to, with dry cloth,
Chhit
Wipe, to, with wet cloth,
Zṳ̂
-
Wise,
Gáu
Withdraw,
Thò; thò-khui
退 退開
Witness, a,
Chèng; kan-chèng
證 干証
Womb,
Tho
Wonderful,
Khî-khá
奇巧
Work,
Kang; khang-khùe
工 工夫
Work, to,
Tsho; tsoh-khang-khùe; tsò-kang
作 作工夫 做工
World,
Sì-kan; thiⁿ-ẽ
世間 天下
World, all the,
Phóu-thiⁿ-ẽ; phóu-thiⁿ-kha-ẽ
普天下 普天踋下
Worse,
Zú-m̄-móⁿ
愈不好
Worship, to,
Pài
Worth,
Tát
Worthy,
Kham-kai
堪該
Wound, a,
Sieⁿ-kháu
傷口
Wounded,
Sieⁿ--tiéh
傷着
Wrap, to,
Pau
Wrench,
Tsũn-tiòu
撰丢
Wrist, of the hand,
Chhiú-uán
手腕
Write,
Siá; siá-jī
寫 寫字
Wrong,
Tāⁿ; m̄-tiéh; tshò
錯 不着
Yawn, to,
Huah-hì
呵欠
Year, a,
Nîⁿ
Year, of age,
Hùe
Yeast,
Kàⁿ; kàⁿ-bó; chiú-piáⁿ
酵 酵母 酒餅
Yellow,
N̂g
Yoke, a,
Gû-taⁿ-uan
牛擔灣
Yolk, of an egg,
Nñg-jîn
卵仁
Young, of plants,
Chíⁿ
Young, of man,
Hāu-seⁿ; siòu-nîⁿ
少年
Zigzag,
Uan-lâi uan-khṳ̀; in-uan khit-khek
灣來灣去

  1. In the Straits Settlements Europeans or other nationalities are not called huan-nâng as they do in China, but are distinguished according to their nationalities; and the word huan-nâng is only applied to the Malays.
  2. Vulgar.
  3. Vulgar