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ㄎㄨㄟ [kui1.Homophone
A Chinese Talking Syllabary of the Cantonese Dialect
NLoss, deficit;
to fall short, suffer loss, run into deficit: 欠,損,[kui1qian4], [kui1sun3], [kui1zhe2], etc.↓;
suffer loss in transaction, be short-changed.
Adj(1)  Short, deficient, not enough to meet normal needs: 腎 a run-down kidney, (med.) sexual debility;
blood deficiency, anemia;
身子了,虛 general debility;
uneasy in conscience;
一簣 (of task, work) just fall short of final completion.
(2)  Waning, declining: 月 moon in partially shaded phase, waning;
wax and wane, also (business) profit and loss.
Adv(1)  Luckily: 多,幸 luckily;
你幫忙 thanks to your help;
得是你 luckily it is you (and not s.o. else);
殺 very luckily, owing greatly to.
(2)  In mocking sense: 你 you, of all people: 你受教育的人,還說出這種話 shame on you, an educated person to say such a thing;
得他說得出口 he has the cheek to say it (other people would not).
Words1.本(兒) [kui1ben3]([kui1beeer0]), v.i., to suffer loss in business. 
2.欠 [kui1qian4](1)  n., deficit; (2)  v.i., to owe debts in arrears; (3)  to go bankrupt, see [kui1zhe2]↓. 
3.短 [kui1duan3], v.i., short of due amount. 
4.負 [kui1fu0], n. & v.i. & t., (1)  be deficient in friendship or duties, not quite fair to (person) (cf. 辜負 10.10); (2)  to owe (amount, person). 
5.耗 [kui1hao4], v.i. & n., to lose money, esp. from extravagant expenditures; such a loss. 
6.折 [kui1zhe2], v.i. & n., (1)  suffer(-ing) loss of capital; (2)  to fail in business without owing debts. 
7.空 [kui1kong0], n. & v.i., loss in business; be short of (amount); 空公款 to embezzle, embezzlement. 
8.累 [kui1lei3], v.t., to involve (others) in loss. 
9.心 [kui1xin1], v.i. & adj., be remorseful; unconscionable, ungrateful; 心人 ungrateful person; 心事 ungrateful, unconscionable act. 
10.蝕 [kui1shi2], n. & v.i., (1)  financial loss; to lose (in business); (2)  eclipse of sun or moon. 
11.損 [kui1sun3], n. & v.i., loss in business.