「下 / 吓」

Entry #1
Character、
Pronunciation:
  • haa5
  • haa5
Part of Speech: affix
Explanation:
  • to do something tentatively or not too seriously, or to express uncertainty in doing some action
    (Cant.) ngo5dak1haan4tai2haa5
    (Eng.) I'll take a look when I have time.
    (Cant.) ngo5soeng2gan1nei5hok6haa5je5
    (Eng.) I want to learn from you.
    (Cant.) ngo5gong2haa5gaa3zaa3
    (Eng.) I was only joking/talking nonsense.
    (Cant.) mong6haa5ze1
    (Eng.) Just a glance!
    (Cant.) bat1jyu4nei5si3haa5paau2maan6di1
    (Eng.) Try running at a slower speed.

  • used to indicate a continual and unhasty action
    (Cant.) ngo5dei6haang4haang4haa5m4ging1m4gok3zau6faan1dou3uk1kei2
    (Eng.) We walked and walked, and next thing you know we were home.

  • used to indicate degree with gei2 to soften the original tone
    (Cant.) ni1bun2syu1dou1gei2naan4haa5
    (Eng.) This book is quite difficult to read.

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「下 / 吓」

Entry #2
Character、
Pronunciation:
  • haa2 , haa5
  • haa2 , haa5
Part of Speech: affix
Explanation:
used after a verb to express that an action was ongoing but for some reason it happens to be affected in some way by another action
(Cant.) tau4sin1sik6sik6haa2je5fat1jin4sau1dou2lou5mou5gap1callko1
(Eng.) I was having food as usual, when suddenly I received an urgent call from my mother.
(Cant.) cam4maan5fan3fan3haa2gaau3bei2haang4leoi4seng1cou4seng2
(Eng.) I was sleeping last night when the sound of thunder woke me up.
(Cant.) keoi5soeng5soeng5haa2tong4tou5tung3daan6hai6aa3Sirsoe4m4bei2keoi5heoi3ci3so2
(Eng.) He had a stomach ache while attending class, but the teacher did not allow him to be excused.
(Cant.) keoi5tai2tai2haa5din6si6fan3zoek6zo2
(Eng.) He fell asleep while watching TV.
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「下」

Entry #3
Pronunciation: haa6
Part of Speech: affix
Explanation:
subjected to, influenced by, or under the control of a given situation, set of conditions, or authority
(Cant.) nei1go3cing4fong3haa6
(Eng.) under these circumstances
(Cant.) ngo5zung1jyu1wat1fuk6zo2hai2keoi5ge3jam4wai1haa6
(Eng.) I finally submitted myself to his despotism.
(Cant.) ngo5zan1hai6mou5baan6faat3hai2nei1go3waan4ging2haa6zou6je5
(Eng.) I really can't work in this environment.
Synonym: Synonym: 之下 底下
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Entry #4
Pronunciation: haa5
Part of Speech: quantifier
Explanation:
used for the number of occurrence of a short action
(Cant.) ngo5duk1zo2keoi5jat1haa5
(Eng.) I poked her once.
(Cant.) keoi5zou6ng5sap6haa5zoeng2soeng6aat3dou1m4gui6
(Eng.) She doesn't get tired even after doing fifty push-ups.
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「下」

Entry #5
Pronunciation: haa6
Part of Speech: noun
Explanation:
down; below
(Cant.) so2si4fong3zo2hai2go3gwai6ge3haa6gaak3
(Eng.) The keys are in the bottom drawer.
(Cant.) lau4haa6hou2do1jan4aa3
(Eng.) There are many people downstairs.
Antonym(s): Antonym(s):
See also: down 靡 失落 下低 下面 對落 下邊 底下
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