This lesson builds on lesson 14 with a more involved discussion about location. You’ll be introduced to new verbs and structures. As in the previous lesson, pronunciations in brackets indicate Kaiping Dictionary pronunciations.
- 問 · mùn · to ask, inquire
- 來 · lọi · to come, in order to
- 吓 · hạ · a moment, short while, verb suffix
- 喲 · yìak · final particle, only
- 正話 · jing-wà [jen-wà] · just, just now
- 梳化 · sō-fạ* · sofa
- 企 · ki [kei] · to stand
- 地 · ì [èi] · floor, ground
- 瞓 · fun · to sleep, lie down
- 凭 · bàng · to lean on
- 塳 · bùng · classifier for wall (牆)
- 跌 · ik [et] · to put, place
- 床 · chöng · bed, couch
- 放 · fong · to put, place, release
- 房 · fọng* · room
- 褸 · lau* · overcoat
- 漏 · làu · to lose, leave behind, neglect, omit, leak
- 樓 · läu* · building, house
- 啊 · ò! · interjection
The new word that perplexed me is ik “to put, place.” The Basic Course transcribes this word with a novel Chinese character, combining the radical 口 with the character 跌. I failed to find this word in the Kaiping Character Dictionary by looking up variants of ik in the pronunciation table. There’s the distinct likelihood that I am overlooking something which is glaringly obvious to native speakers.
Do you know this word?