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Chaozhou Dialect
Going shopping at the market


(1)
Kimjik si hukjik. Ua pa ua ma thikiingca khii konghiing cao.

Today  is Buddhist-day I dad I mom early go park jogging

Today is a Buddhist day. Mom and dad went to a park to go jogging in the early morning.


(2)
Chamto chik tiam pua ciu tiing lai kau lai.

Around seven o'clock half so return come reach home

Around seven thirty, they returned home.


(3) Ua ma li kia ua ta copuk khii thiambung.

I mom so call I that together go do-a-merit

My mom called me to go to do a merittogether (here that means to offer some food to monks) .


(4)
Ua ma i cungpi cicho kiam, chaekuai, muaicia ho liao.

I mom she prepare these food fruit dessert finish PERF

Mom said she already prepared some food.


(5)
Ua ma kia ua ta muai cek hu cek hu. Longcong kau hu, ai chuk khii thiambung kau ong huaisia.

I mom call I that do one set one set all nine set, want out go do-a-merit nine CL monks

Mom had me arrange it into nine sets since we are going to offer food to nine monks.


(6) Ua ma ka ua to taklak theng huaisia lai.

I-mom and I at market wait monks come

We went to market to wait for monks.


(7) Taklak king ka uak. Ci kai uak mia co "Uakkae."

Market near and temple. This CL temple name call "Temple Duangkae"

This market is next to a temple named "Wat Duangkae"


(8) Thiambung ho, ua ka a ma ka uang khii taklak boi muaikia.

Do-a-merit finish, I and mom and change go market buy stuffs

After offering some food to the monks, we walked around the market.


(9) Taklak nang boi muaikia coi, u kappi, patu, lokchong, lukngo, mikai ko u.

Market people sell stuffs a-lot, have shrimp-paste Thai-mackerel Lodchong rambutan everything also have

In the market, there was a lot of stuff, such as shrimp, Thai mackerel, Lodchong, rambutan, and so on.


(10) Engping ia u, kappau, sokbu, sakou, iaia u boi.

Daily-use also have handbag soap clothes everthing have sell

Everyday things, such as handbags, soap, and clothes were also found.


(11) Ua thoi tia cek hu kung huai chao jia ngia. Ua li kia khii miing ci kai boi kai nang ta cek hu jia coi.

I see RESULTATIVE one CL skirt flower pattern really beautiful. I so walk go ask this CL sell person that one CL how much

I saw a beautiful flower pattern skirt, so I went to ask the seller how much it was.


(12) Ci kai boi kai mae li ta cek chuk peh ngou.

This CL sell CL so say one CL hundred fifty

The seller said it was one hundred and fifty baht.


(13) Ua ma i ta cek chuk peh ngou pi si. Ua li sia liao ka i boi

I mom she siy one CL hundred fifey cheap die. I so think then to she buy

Mom said that it was really cheap. So, I decided to buy the skirt.


(14) I kai boi kai mae li lo to liao li khia hou ua.

She CL sell CL  so put bag then so take give I

The seller put the skirt inside the bag and gave it to me.


(15) Ua khia no peh hai i boi kai nang. I kai nang li tung lai ngouchap.

I take two hundred give she sell CL person. She CL person so change come fifty

I gave the seller two hundred baht. She gave me back fifty baht in change.


(16) Ua ka ua ma li uang khii pak ko khii thoi pak ia.

I and I mom so change go other palce to see other stuffs

Then, mom and I went to other places to see other stuff.


(17) Kimjik nang eng siktang khii ngou peh. 

Today person use money go five hundred

Today we spent five hundred baht.


(18) U ka a ma khia muaikia khia kau hiingkoi' lahee. Ua kia a ma co chia tiing.

I and mom carry stuffs carry messy. I call mom sit car back

Since we carried lots of stuff, I told mom we should take a taxi home.


(19) A ma li ta ho. Ua li khia chiu ia chia lai.

Mom so say good. I then take hand wave car come

Mom said that was a good idea, so I waved down a taxi.


(20) Taksi thau cek cia um ai. I khii song i kai kia khii hakhau.

The first taxi told me that he had to send his kid to school.

The first taxi told me that he had to send his kid to school.


(21) Toi ji cia ta i ai khii lab i kai kia tiinglai. I kai kia nangmo.

second car say he want go pick up he of kid return. He of kid sick

The second taxi told me that his kid was sick, so he had to go to pick his kid up.


(22) Ua ma i niam liao ta maemae nang kia lai khii, miang sia siktang sua ho chuk kak.

I mom she complain then say quickly person walk come go, not waste money also good out enegry

Mom started complaining and said that walking home is better because we didn't waste money and it was a kind of exercise.


(23) Kau lai, ua pa li khui miing chia chai.

Reach home, I dad so open door smile smile

When we arrived home, dad opened the door, smiling.


(24) Ua ma cia liang cui khii cek tuai, ua li cia no tuai.

I mom eat cold water one CL, I but eat two CL

Mom drank a cup of cold water, but I drank two.


(25) Ua ma ta kimjik thisi kuai jua.

I mom say today weather over hot

Mom said the weather today was so hot.


(26) Ua co cek hung li kia kai kung hou ua pa toi.

I sit a while then bring CL skirt give I dad see

Afterward, I sat for a while and then I picked up the skirt to let dad take a look.


(27) Ua pa thoi ho li ta niu luk khii cek liap. Ua li sia ta ua pa tasiing 

I dad see ready then say button disappear go one CL. I then think that I dad tease 

Dad saw it and said a button was missing. I thought that dad was just trying to tease me. 


(28) Ua cai khia lai thoi.

I again bring come see

I picked it up and looked at it again


(29) Thoi liao u ia, theng huang khii ua.

See PERF have true, must back go change

I found that it was true, so I went back to exchange it.







Language Documentation Center, University of Hawai'i at Manoa 2005