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 A1     

 * FORK IN A ROUTE

   su4 a1 = fork in the branches of a tree 

   

 * CROTCH 



 * USED WITH A GIVEN NAME TO IMPLY FAMILIARITY  

   a1-Min2 = Min (boy's name)

   a1-Moi2 = Moi (girl's name)

   a1-ba1 = father

   a1-ma1 = mother

   a1-gung1 = grandfather (paternal)

   a1-po2 = grandmother (paternal)

   a1-go1 = older brother

   a1-jia3 = older sister

   a1-moi4 = when addressing a child (used of both boys and girls sometimes)

   a1-bak5 = older paternal uncle, used as a reference for men older than one's father

   a1-suk5 = younger paternal uncle, used as a reference for men younger than one's father

   a1-ngiong2 = wife of a1-bak5 - aunt used of women (or whose spouse is) older than one's father

   a1-suk5-me1 = wife of a1-suk5 - aunt used of women (or whose spouse is) younger than one's father



 A3

 * DUMB; UNABLE TO SPEAK

   a3-ma3 = dumb female

   a3-moi4 = dumb girl

   a3-tsai3 = dumb male

   lung1 dap5 a3 = deaf and dumb



 * HERE YOU ARE

   a3!  brusk way of saying 'Here you are!'



 AI1

 * TO LEAN AGAINST

   ai1 den4 = leaning against



 AI2

 * THAT

   ai3-tsak5 = that one



 AI3

 * SHORT

   ai3-ma4 = short woman

   ai3-tsai1 = short man



 AI4

 * THAT (THING OVER THERE)

   ai4 tsak5 dung1 si1 = that thing over there



 AK5

 * BRACELET 

   su3 ak5 = bracelet

   ngiuk6 ak5 = jade bracelet

   gim1 ak = gold bracelet



 AM4

 * DARK

   am4 mo1 mo1 = dark

   am4 man1 sin2 = night time, evening



 

 * TO RAISE BEANSPROUTS

   am4 tdiu4 nga2 = to raise beansprouts



 ANG1    

 * BOTTLE

   ang1 gung1 = bottle

   ang1 gung1 bad5 tdiu2 = bottles and bowls = crockery

   pu2 lu2 ang1 tang1 = pots and pans

   bo1 li1 ang1 = glass bottle

    

 AO3

 * BEND OR BREAK

   ao3 tai2 = to break twigs for fire wood

   ao3 tsen1 pang2 = a fishing mechanism using a net suspended from a frame



 AO4

 * TO ARGUE

   ao4 gao1 = to have an argument

   ao4 giang3 = to answer back or be argumentative



 * PASSAGE BETWEEN TWO HILLS; PLACE             

   sak6 tung1 ao4 = Shek Chung O = Border pass in HK's New Territories 



 AP5

 * DUCK

   ap5 ma1 = duck (female)

   ap5 gung = drake = male duck

   ap5 tsai3 = ducklings

   fan1 ap5 = a type of domesticated duck

   sao1 ap5 = roasted duck




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