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ㄌㄚ [la1 (*ㄌㄚˊ [la2, *ㄌㄚˇ [la3).Homophone
A Chinese Talking Syllabary of the Cantonese Dialect
V(1)  To pull, drag, draw: [la1che3]↓;
扯扯 pull and drag this way and that;
過來 pull (s.t.) over here;
出去 drag (s.t. or s.o.) out;
長方臉兒 pull a long face;
的下臉來 can pull a long face;
不下臉來 embarrassed;
下窗簾 pull down the blinds;
[la1qian4], [la1dao3], [la1yU4], [la1yi4]↓;
drag on or out;
鈴 pull the bell rope;
緊 (些) draw (s.t.)tight (er);
長 pull or make (s.t.) longer, (fig.) cause (conversation, speech, or a piece of writing) to be tediously long;
幕 draw the curtain;
線 pull the wires;
線人 a wire-puller;
關係 try to draw close to (s.o.), (lit.) “draw relations with s.o.”;
家帶口 bear family burdens;
提琴 play the Chin. fiddle;
胡琴 play a violin;
風箏 fly kite;
網 draw a net in;
車 pull cart;
板車 pull a handcart;
洋車 pull a rickshaw;
車的 a rickshaw puller;
硬弓 force (s.o.) to do (s.t.) against his will;
大片 (兒), 洋片 run a peep show.
(2)  To hold: 手手 hold one another's hand;
一把住不放 hold and won't let go;
他一把 give him a helping hand.
(3)  To solicit: 買賣,生意,主道 solicit business;
客 solicit customers, said esp. of streetwalkers;
票 solicit votes;
股 solicit shareholders.
(4)  To recruit, impress, look for: 角 recruit actors for play;
人 recruit men for service;
替身兒 look for (s.o.) to be the scapegoat for oneself.
(5)  To cut, amputate, eliminate, move bowels: 掉 (surg.) amputate (any diseased part of the body);
摧枯朽(AC) (of obstacles easily overcome) like tearing down dried-up trees or buildings in decay;
[la1shi3], 尿[la1niao4]2, [la1xi1]↓;
了一褲子 wet one's underwear;
肚子 have loose bowels;
不出來 have difficulty in moving one's bowels;
還沒完 have not yet finished moving one's bowels;
了兩天 have had loose bowels for two days in succession.
(6)  To borrow or owe money: [la1zhang4], [la1kong4]↓;
一屁股債 owe a mountain of debts;
饑荒 [la1ji1huang1]↓;
西扯 owe debts all around, see [la1che3]↓.
(7)  To leave behind, leave undone: 在後面 (of runners or cars) leave (s.o.) behind;
後勾兒 let (s.t.) remain unfinished with a view to its possible continuation later on;
長線 (兒) leave (s.t.) for future decision.
(8)  To talk or gossip: 不斷,扯不斷 talk on and on without end;
短兒 talk behind s.o.’s back;
舌頭,老婆舌頭 (or 舌液) to gossip.
(9)  (*[la2]) (Var. 剌) cut into two ,slash (*[la2]).
Words1.巴 [la1ba0]1, v.t., pull and drag (=扯). 
2.拔 [la1ba0]2, v.t., promote a person's career, help advance (person). 
3.絆 [la1ban0], v.t., hamper, obstruct. 
4.叉 [la1cha1] (sp. pr. [la1cha4]), v.i., (of limbs, branches) extend in all directions. 
5.場 [la1chang3], n., (of supporting actors in Chin. opera) intentional prolongation of time on stage to wait for the appearance of the leading actor or actress; 場子 acrobatic and other shows in market place. 
6.岔 [la1cha4], n., a kind of card game played for money. 
7.長 [la1chang2], v.i.& t., to prolong (business, voice). 
8.扯 [la1che3], v.t., (1)  pull and drag; (2)  ([la1che0]) involve other persons by loose talk; give a helping hand to; help and support (s.o.); (3)  ([la1che3er0]) to even up, stretch even. 
9.縴 [la1qian4], v.t., (1)  (of boat going upstream) pull the towrope; (2)  (fig.) act as a go-between (also--兒). 
10.抽屜(兒) [la1chou1ti0] ([la1chou1tie0er0]), v.i., pull out desk drawer; (fig.) go back on one's word; make seesaw action. 
11.持 [la1chi0], v.t., (dial.) bring (s.o.) up. 
12.倒 [la1dao3], v.t., (1)  pull down; (2)  (coll.) forget about it: 這件事我看還是倒罷! 
13.答 [la1da2], adj., untidy, slovenly (of composition, furniture, etc.). 
14.丁 [la1ding1], n. & adj., (translit.) Latin (also wr. 臘丁). 
15.夫 [la1fu1], v.t., press men for military or coolie service. 
16.忽 *[la3hu0], adj., (1)  careless, negligent; (2)  stupid, foolish, muddle-headed. 
17.火 [la1huo3], n., fuse used for ancient-type cannon. 
18.賬 [la1zhang4], v.t., buy things on credit. 
19.饑荒 [la1ji1huang1], v.t., (coll.) run short or money. 
20.角 [la1jiao3], v.t., recruit supporters or players. 
21.架 [la1jia4], v.t., mediate between two persons quarrelling or fighting. 
22.近 [la1jin4], v.t., draw nearer. 
23.鋸 [la1jU4], v.t., (1)  cut with a saw; (2)  make seesaw movements: 鋸戰 (fight) a seesaw battle. 
24.開 [la1kai1], v.t., (1)  pull or draw (s.t.) open or apart; (2)  (fighters) draw apart. 
25.跨 [la1kua4], v.i., limp, walk lamely or unevenly. 
26.空 [la1kong4], v.i., run into debt. 
27.了 [la1le0](1)  v.t., take off (boots, necktie); (2)  v.i., acknowledge defeat. 
28.鍊 [la1lian4], n., zipper. 
29.攏 [la1long0], v.t., draw (s.o.) over to one's side, draw persons with different views together. 
30.馬 [la1ma3], v.i., act as a pimp (also 皮條 ). 
31.溺 [la1niao4]1, v.i., to pass water. 
32.尿 [la1niao4]2, v.i., ditto. 
33.弄 [la1nong0], v.t. & n., (1)  pull apart: 這本書被你弄散了 you hav pulled the book apart; (2)  wear and tear: 這件衣裳不禁弄 this dress cannot stand wear and tear. 
34.皮條 [la1pi2tiao0], v.i., act as a pimp (also 皮條縴 [la1pi2tiao0qian4]). 
35.皮子 [la1pi2zi0], v.i., be thickskinned or unashamed. 
36.薩 [la1sa1], n. Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet. 
37.颯 [la1sa4], n., & adj., (MC & Soochow dial.) dirt, -ty, garbage (var. of 垃圾, [le4se4]). 
38.稀 [la1xi1], v.i., (1)  have loose bowels; (2)  (coll.) acknowledge defeat. 
39.手(兒) [la1shou3]([er0]), v.t., (1)  hold hands; (2)  shake hands; (3)  join hands: 人家倆人一手,就把你給毀了 when they two work together, you are done for. 
40.屎 [la1shi3], v.t. move bowels. 
41.鎖子 [la1suo3zi0], n.(in embroidery) setting contour of flower patterns. 
42.絲 [la1si1], adj., (1)  (of action) hesitating: 人家決不絲,說走就走they never hesitate and, if they agree to go, will go right away; (2)  (of speech) longwinded: 說的捷脆快,並不絲 what (he) said was perfectly clear-cut and not long-winded. 
43.遢 [la2ta0], adj. dirty, untidy. 
44.雜 [la1za2], adj. & adv. untidy, confused, (of room, etc.): 雜書來 write at random. 
45.晚兒 [la1wa3er0], v.i., (of persons) be a night owl; (2)  (of ricksaw puller) work at night. 
46.曳 [la1yi4], v.t. drag along, trail (skirts). 
47.運 [la1yUn4], v.t. transport by handcarts.