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ㄉㄚˇ [da3.Homophone
A Chinese Talking Syllabary of the Cantonese Dialect
NA dozen (eggs, etc.).
V(1)  To strike (a bell): 鐘一下 the clock strikes one;
鈴 press a bell.
(2)  To fight: 架,[da3jia4], [da3zhang4]↓: 嘴巴 give a slap on the mouth.
(3)  Hunt, fetch, purchase: 魚 to fish, esp. as a profession;
獵 to hunt;
油,酒 to purchase some oil, wine;
柴 to cut wood (from the mountain);
洗臉水 fetch a basin of water;
水 to fetch water;
冰 to fetch ice from frozen river.
(4)  To make article by weaving, plaiting, knitting or forging: 毛衣 knit a sweater;
辮子 plaint a queue;
一把刀 (blacksmith) make or shape a knife;
金鐲子,銀筷子 have a gold bracelet, silver chopsticks made.
(5)  To do or make some kind of action, to send, put through,put on, etc.: 電話 make a telephone call;
電報 send a telegram: 游擊 fight a guerrilla war, hit and run in different directions, also (fig.) obtain benefits by various means;
成一片 to merge with, to become a harmonious whole, to be in line;
主意 make a decision;
招呼 say“hello”on the street;
噴嚏 make a sneeze;
個照面 meet person face to face;
稿,底子 maker a draft;
官司 file or get into a lawsuit;
合同 make a contract;
官腔,官話 put person off by talking formalities as an excuse (“we are not allowed to ,etc.”);
see compp. & phrr.
(6)  To play (games, mahjong, etc.): [da3pai2]↓;
跟斗 turn a somersault;
彈子 play billiard;
鞦韆 sit on swing;
燈謎 guess riddles as party game.
(7)  To carry: 旗子 carry a flag;
著傘 carry an umbrella opened;
燈籠 carry a lantern lighted.
PrepFrom: 甚麼地方來的 where does one come from? 那兒說起 where am I to begin (telling a story)?
Words1.熬 [da3ao2], v.i., to harden body through endurance; to endure. 
2.靶(子) [da2ba3]([zi0]), phr., practise shooting; engage in target practice. 
3.擺子 [da2bai3zi0], phr., have an attack of malaria. 
4.扮 [da3ban4], v.i. & n., make up, to dress: 她扮的很美 she dresses very prettily. 
5.包 [da3bao1], n. & v.i., packing; to pack. 
6.奔兒 [da3beer0], v.i., to make a slip in recital. 
7.扁兒 [da3biaaer0], v.i., to lose appetite, (patient) to have difficulty in swallowing. 
8.邊鼓 [da3bian1gu3], v.i., to spread or circulate praise of actor,etc. 
9.補子 [da2bu3zi0], v.i., (person) bo be used as a substitute. 
10.吵子 [da2chao3zi0], v.i., to make a row, create a lot of noise. 
11.喳喳 [da3cha1cha0], v.i., to talk in whisper. 
12.岔 [da3cha4], v.i., to interrupt a conversation; to talk off the mark. 
13.茶圍 [da3cha2wei2], v.i., to have a visit or round of visits in brothels and have tea. 
14.搶 [da2qiang3], v.i., to loot. 
15.千(兒) [da3qian1]([da3qia1er0]), v.i., to make a greeting by dipping the body, hands at the sides. 
16.錢 [da3qian2], phr., (1)  place money on table for bet; (2)  (acrobats) to collect cash from onlookers; (3)  to collect debts. 
17.前失 [da3qian2shi0], v.i., (esp. horse) to trip, to stumble. 
18.旗兒的 [da3qie2er0de0], n., (Chin. opera) foot soldiers and retinue. 
19.氣 [da3qi4], v.t., (1)  to inflate (tire); (2)  to boost morale. 
20.起 [da2qi3], v.t., to lift up: 起精神 to buck up, brace up energy. 
21.秋風 [da3qiu1feng1], phr., to obtain gifts of money (as by sending obituary notices around to mere acquaintances), to collect tips on occasions (lit., “have a windfall”). 
22.抽豐 [da3chou1feng1], phr., ditto. 
23.出手兒 [da3chu1shou3er0], phr., (Chin. opera) throw weapons back and forth on stage (also called 過傢伙). 
24.拳 [da3qUan2], v.i., to box as sport. 
25.趣 [da3qU4], v.i., to make fun, indulge in raillery. 
26.倒 [da2dao3], phr., to overthrow (regime); (in slogans) “down with.” 
27.當 [da3dang1], v.i. & t., to put in order, to pack up. 
28.道 [da3dao4], v.i., to open the way. 
29.點 [da2dian0](1)  v.t., to pack up (luggage); (2)  to ask a third party to speak on one's behalf, usu. implying sending bribes. 
30.疊 [da3die2], v.i., to arrange (things) in order. 
31.地攤兒 [da3di4ta1er0], phr., to fall down flat on ground  
32.短兒 [da2duaaer0], phr., to pick up odd jobs for living; to appear in jacket and trousers. 
33.動 [da3dong4], v.t., to strike, to arouse: 給這番話動了 was struck or roused to action by these words. 
34.賭 [da2du3], v.i., to bet, wager. 
35.盹 (兒) [da2dun3]([da2dueeer0]), v.i., to take a nap, to doze off. 
36.發 [da3fa0], v.i. & t., (1)  to send (s.o. to go); (2)  to dismiss (personnel); (3)  to send (person) away by yielding to request or by force. 
37.高空 [da3gao1kong1], phr., to embellish narrative or rumors. 
38.嗝(兒) [da3ge2]([er0]), v.i., to hiccup. 
39.躬 [da3gong1], v.i., to make a deep bow. 
40.鼓 [da2gu3], v.i., to beat the drum: 心裡直在鼓 have“butterflies in the stomach”-of excitement. 
41.滾(兒) [da2gun3]([da2gueeer0]) v.i., to frolic, roll on the ground. 
42.哈哈 [da3ha1ha0], v.i., to laugh out loud; to make fun. 
43.鼾 [da3han1], v.i., to snore. 
44.夯 [da3hang1], v.i., to drill piles in construction (from rhythmic cries of workmen “hangah!”) 
45.晃兒 [da3huang4er0], v.i., to sway one's body before falling down. 
46.諢 [da3hun4], v.i., to indulge in raillery, to mock in fun. 
47.夥 [da2huo3], v.i., to pool resources, joint make a enterprise. 
48.火機 [da2huo3ji1], n., lighter. 
49.戰 [da3zhan4], v.i., to shiver; to engage in war. 
50.仗 [da3zhang4], v.i., to fight each other; to fight a war. 
51.針 [da3zhen1], v.i., to have an injection. 
52.攪 [da2jiao3], v.t., to disturb; (court.) to trouble (person), to take person's time. 
53.架 [da3jia4], v.i., to fight, engage in a broil. 
54.價兒 [da3jia4er0], v.i., to haggle. 
55.尖 [da3jian1], v.i, to have a snack and rest during journey. 
56.交道 [da3jiao1dao0], v.i., do s.t. as a social act or for friendship's sake. 
57.醮 [da3jiao4], v.i., say (Taoist, Budd.) mass for departed souls. 
58.劫 [da3jie2], v.i., to loot. 
59.緊 [da2jin3](1)  v.i., as in 不緊 does not matter, of no importance; (2)  adj., critical, urgent. 
60.更 [da3jing1], v.i., to patrol streets at night and announce the watches (1 to 5) of the night. 
61.擊 [da3ji2], n., a setback blow, v.t., to deal a blow. 
62.轉兒 [da3juaher0], v.i., to turn round and round. 
63.住 [da3zhu4], v.i., to stop; (oft. vocative) “stop!” 
64.開 [da3kai1] ([da3kai0]) v.i., to open up. 
65.撈 [da3lao0], v.i., to draw dragnet for recovering things in water. 
66.雷 [da3lei2], v.i., to thunder (as “it thunders”). 
67.量 [da3liang4], v.i., conjecture. 
68.罵 [da3ma4], v.i., to beat and scold (person). 
69.抹 [da2mo3], v.t., to wipe (shoes, dust). 
70.鬧 [da3nao4], v.i., to make a row, create trouble. 
71.牌 [da3pai2], v.i., to play,cards. 
72.耙 [da3pa2], v.i., (coll) to change one's mind. 
73.破 [da3po4], v.t., to break: 破紀錄 break records; 破迷信 destroy superstitions. 
74.擾 [de2rao3], v.t., see [da3jiao3]↑. 
75.閃 [da2shan3], v.i., lightning flashes. 
76.閒 [da3xian2], v.i., to be unemployed. 
77.消 [da3xiao1], v.t., to cancel, withdraw (a decision, etc.) 
78.手 [da2shou3], n., a bodyguard, employed for committing violence (throwing people out, etc.). 
79.旋兒 [da3xUan2er0], v.i., to turn round and round. 
80.算 [da3suan4], v.i., intend, have a mind to: 你算怎樣 what do you intend to do? 
81.算盤 [da3suan4pan0], v.i., to calculate costs or gains. 
82.探 [da3tan4], v.t., to find out. 
83.胎 [da3tai1], phr., to cause abortion. 
84.鐵的 [da2tie3de0], n., a blacksmith. 
85.挺兒 [da2ting3er0], v.t., to stand up straight in gesture of defiance. 
86.聽 [da3ting0], v.i., & t., to find out (news, happenings). 
87.從 [da3cong2], prep , from, (to come) from. 
88.退 [da3tui4], v.t., to defeat troops, to send rolling back. 
89.通 [da3tong1], v.t., to break through (hindrances): 通關節 to bribe officials in charge. 
90.雜(兒) [da3za2]([er0]), v.i.& n., serve as handy man, run errands. 
91.嘴 [da2zui3], v.i., to give a slap in the face; (fig.) to break one's promise, to lose“face.” 
92.坐 [da3zuo4], v.i., (Budd.) to go into meditations; to sit in crossed-leg position as physical regimen. 
93.總兒 [da2zong3er0], adv., altogether. 
94.字 [da3zi4], v.i., to type; 字員 [da3zi4yUan1], n., typist; 字機 [da3zi4ji1], n., typewriter. 
95.圍 [da3wei2], v.i., to hunt. 
96.樣(兒)(子) [da3yang4]([er0])([zi0]), n., printer's proof; construction model. 
97.牙兒 [da3ya2er0], v.i., chat at people's expense. 
98.噎 [da3ye1], v.i., to hiccup. 
99.油詩 [da3you2shi1], n., a light poem, satiric poetry (similar to limerick).