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A Chinese Talking Syllabary of the Cantonese Dialect
N(1)  The hand: 一隻 one hand;
腳 hand and foot;
背,腕,指,心,[shou3bei4], [shou3wan4], [shou3zhi3]2, [shou3xin1], [shou3wen2]↓;
兒 hand in hand;
with both hands;
忙腳亂 very busy;
不釋卷 never seen without a book in hand;
急眼快 dexterous, adroit, -ly;
舞足蹈 dance for joy.
(2)  The hand as symbolic of gesture, movement, maneuver: 兒,下,底下 [shou3er0], [shou3xia4], [shou3di3xia0]↓;
段,[shou3duan4], [shou3mian4]↓;
shake hands;
lift a hand (as to give order or to write);
stretch hand;
raise hand;
shrink back;
hands hang down on sides;
without special effort, while one is on it;
fold one's hands--powerless or unable to act;
快,慢 quick, slow of movement;
軟 hand goes soft--pity toward in tended victim;
symbolic of grab of money: [shou3tou2]↓;
滑 be used to doing s.t. and unable to control oneself;
黏,不穩 has kleptomaniac tendency;
緊,鬆 tight, loose with money;
symbolic of work: 住,停 stop (any work or movement);
start work, also (work) comes to hand as one wishes, (girl victim) falls into clutch;
successful, -ly;
,著 (person) begins to, (work) is begun;
做去 take matter in hand, go full steam ahead;
to lay hands on, commit act of killing;
have s.o. do s.t. (sinister) instead of oneself;
symbolic of fight: 還 strike back.
(3)  Quality or skill of player, contestant (like Eng. “a good hand at tennis”);
a professional player: 好,能,高 a good hand, expert (in game);
national champion;
棋逢敵 meet one's match in chess or any other contest;
an expert or experienced hand;
,弱 strong, inferior player;
舉擊 boxer;
rifleman, sharp shooter;
fighter, a person hired by another to fight for him;
球 hai alai.
V(LL) hold in hand: 人一冊 everybody has a copy (in hand).
Adv(1)  Done by hand: 稿 [shou3gao3]↓;
鈔本 hand-written copy;
書 hand written (by s.o.);
泐 ditto (at end of letter);
植 (tree) personally planted (by s.o.);
札,示,[shou3zha2], [shou3shi4], [shou3yU4]↓.
(2)  Portable:提包,提箱 [shou3ti2bao1], [shou3ti2xiang1]↓;
風琴 accordian;
槍,榴彈 [shou3qiang1], [shou3liu2dan4], etc.↓.
Words1.把子 [shou2ba3zi0], n., one's way of spending money, liberal or stingy: 把子大 liberal with money. 
2.版 [shou2ban3], n., formerly, tablet held with both hands during imperial audience (also 板) (=笏); 板子 foot ruler, used for chastising school-pupils. 
3.本 [shou2ben3] ([shou2ben0]), n., (Manchu Dyn.) memo presented by successful candidate in formal call on examiner; memo submitted to superior. 
4.背 [shou3bei4](1)  n., back of the hand: 背朝下 holding out hand with open palm--beg for money or help; (2)  adj., (gambling) haveing bad luck. 
5.錶 [shou2biao3], n., wrist watch. 
6.邊 [shou3bian1], adj., books of reference, money on hand. 
7.筆 [shou2bi3] ([shou2bi0]), n., (1)  personal handwriting; also personal style of writing; (2)  style of squandering money: 自小筆就闊 has been liberal with money since childhood. 
8.搏 [shou3bo2], v.i. & t., strike in handfight. 
9.叉子 [shou3cha1zi0], n., a dagger. 
10.抄 [shou3chao1], v.t. & n., (make) a hand copy. 
11.車 [shou3che1], n., handcart. 
12.槍 [shou3qiang1], n., revolver, pistol. 
13.氣兒 [shou3qie4er0], n., luck at gambling (esp. dice games): 氣兒好,不好 lucky, unlucky hand. 
14.輕 [shou3qing1], adj., (person) light-handed. 
15.串兒 [shou3chuaher0], n., string of beads. 
16.電燈 [shou3dian4deng1], n., hand flashlight (also called 電,電筒,棒). 
17.底下 [shou2di3xia0], n., (1)  a person in one's employ: 他在我底下,就得聽我使喚 he is employed by me, and must do my bidding; (2)  see [shou3tou2]↓. 
18.段 [shou3duan4] (shoou-'duan), n., (1)  method of dealing, esp. vicious method; (2)  skill of dealing with men or affairs: 看看我的段 see how I deal with (him). 
19.法 (兒) shou2fall([er0]) ([shou2fa1er0]), n., manual skill or dexterity (as at piano, basketball, etc.). 
20.乏 [shou3fa2], adj., short of money. 
21.風琴 [shou3feng1qin2], n., hand organ. 
22.稿 [shou3gao3], n., draft (of composition). 
23.掌 [shou2zhang3], n., palm of hand. 
24.札 [shou3zha2], n., personal note, letter. 
25.詔 [shou3zhao4]1, n., order of ruler in personal writing. 
26.照 (子) [shou3zhao4]2 ([zi0]), n., (dial.) a lantern. 
27.摺 [shou3zhe2], n., (1)  memo presented to superior; (2)  a notebook recording commercial deliveries, orders, payments. 
28.跡 [shou3ji1], n., original hand script (also 墨跡,蹟). 
29. [shou2jian3], n., informal personal note to friend. 
30.技 [shou3ji4], n., (1)  handicraft; (2)  acrobatic skills. 
31.巾 [shou3jin1], n., handkerchief; also face and hand towels. 
32.鐲 [shou3zhuo2], n., bracelet; 鐲腳銬 (rare) handcuffs and shackles. 
33.卷 [shou3jUan3], n., a hand scroll. 
34.絹 (兒) [shou2jUan4] ([shou2jyuaher0]), n., handkerchief. 
35.腳 [shou3jUe2], ([shou3jiao3]), n., (1)  movements (quick, slow); (2) 腳 play tricks. 
36.紙 [shou2zhi3]1, n., toilet paper. 
37.指 [shou2zhi3]2, n., finger: 指甲 fingernail. 
38.銬 [shou3kao4], n., handcuffs. 
39.工 [shou3kong1], n., manual labor, handiwork, handicraft: 工業 [shou3kong1ye4], n., handicraft industry; 
40.工藝 [shou3kong1yi4], n., handicrafts. 
41.兒 [shou3er0], n., (1)  the hand, see N.1 &2↑; (2)  see [shou3duan4]↑. 
42.榴彈 [shou3liu2dan4], n., hand grenade. 
43.爐 [shou3lu2], n., hand warmer, usu. of brass. 
44.籠 [shou3long2], n., hand warmer, shaped like basket. 
45.面 [shou3mian4], n., see [shou2ba3zi0] and [shou2duan4]↑. 
46.民 [shou3min2], n., hand typesetter. 
47.模 [shou3mo2], n., fingerprint, thumb print in lieu of signature for illiterate. 
48.帕 [shou3](')[pa4], n., handkerchief (see [shou3jUan4]↑). 
49.下 [shou3xia4], phr., (1)  under one's employ or charge: 下數百兵 has several hundred soldiers under him; (2)  on hand; 下沒錢 no money on hand; (3)  下留情 (to judge) please be lenient. 
50.相術 [shou1xiang4shu4], n., palmistry. 
51.心 [shou3xin1], n., center of palm 逃不出他的心兒 cannot escape from his control. 
52.書 [shou3shu1], n., (1)  personal letter; (2)  handwriting. 
53.術 [shou3shu4] ([shou3shu0]), n., a surgical operation. 
54.勢 [shou3shi1], n., hand gesture; force of strike. 
55.示 [shou3shi4], n., (court.) personal letter (示=advice). 
56.續 [shou3xU4], n., procedure (in getting permit, etc.); 續費 service charge. 
57.談 [shou3tan2], n., fancy term for playing chess or cards. 
58.套 (兒) [shou3tao4]([er0]), n., gloves. 
59.提的 [shou3ti2de1], adj., portable: 提包 [shou3ti2bao1], n., handbag; adj., brief case; 
60.提箱 [shou3ti2xiang1], n., suitcase; 
61.提式 [shou3ti2shi4], adj., portable (type). 
62.頭 [shou3tou2](1)  adj., on hand: 不在頭 not available for the moment; (2)  n., financial condition (緊 tight or 寬 easy); n., (3)  personal experience: 從頭經歷過來 learned from personal experience; 頭字 simplified forms of characters in current use. 
63.彩兒 [shou2ca3er0], n., skill in sleight of hand; skill in cunning moves. 
64.冊 [shou3ce4]1, n., a handbook. 
65.策 [shou3ce4]2, n., (MC) see [shou3duan4]↑. 
66.字兒 [shou3ze4er0], n., personal handwriting; written note. 
67.澤 [shou3ze2], n., heirloom; writing and personal articles of ancestor. 
68.足 [shou3zu2], n., (litr.) brothers. 
69.腕 (兒) [shou3wan4] ([shou3wa4er0]), n., (1)  wrist; (2)  [shou3duan4]↑. 
70.紋 [shou3wen2], n., lines on one's palm. 
71.藝 [shou3yi4]([shou3yi0]), n., handicraft; manual skill. 
72.印 [shou3yin4], n., fingerprint; thumb print used in contracts in lieu of signature. 
73.淫 [shou3yin2], n., masturbation. 
74.諭 [shou3yU4], n., (court. to superior) your letter. 
75.語 [shou3yU3], n., deaf-mute communication by fingers, dactylology.