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Example

liab1

round objects

poid01liab10 ka`3 = eight mandarin oranges

ko5

pieces

zeig10ko54tiam10kue4 = a piece of sweet cake

khou3

sections

no20khou3 ia10zan1 = 2 sections of coconut trunk

bue4

fishes

zab10bue42 her1 = ten fish

ziad0

objects with legs, e.g. animals, insects, chairs, etc.

s a`3ziad01 kao4 = three dogs.

lag10ziad01 i`4 = six chairs

ki3

stick-like objects

sa`3ki3 hio`3 = three joss sticks.

tiao1

longish objects (not rigid)

si54tiao10 kao54un4 = four earthworms

no20tiao10 than1 = two worms/caterpillars

pe4

bundles

no20pe42 chiu0ki3 = two bundles of twigs

zan1

trees/plants

lag10zan10 chiu0 = six trees

kein3

Variant: ken3

 

houses/buildings

 

zeig10kein3 tog10lib10 chu5 = one detached house (bungalow)

san3

pairs

zeig10san3 ter0 = a pair of chopsticks

ein1

Variant en1

 

layers

 

zab10ji20ein10 lao1 = twelve-storey building

 

Teochew Words & Phrases

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