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ㄐㄧㄢˇ [jian3.Homophone
A Chinese Talking Syllabary of the Cantonese Dialect
V(1)  Choose, select: 擇 choose, pick out;
派 select and appoint;
選 select, choose for office;
select, pick out;
好的 choose the best, select a good one (the better ones).
(2)  (Interch.撿) pick up, gather: 撿起來 pick (s.t.) up;
撿到(來)的 (of things) obtained without working for it, acquired through luck;
柴 gather firewood;
破爛的 a ragpicker;
煤渣 pick unburnt coal from cinders;
香煙頭 make a living by picking cigaret ends;
到便宜 get the better of a bargain.