「埋」

Entry #1
Pronunciation: maai4
Part of Speech: verb
Explanation:
  • to bury something with sand or soil; to dispose of underground
    (Cant.) 埋葬maai4 zong3
    (Eng.) to bury
    (Cant.) tiu4si1ngo5maai4zo2hoeng2go2bin1saan1tau4kei4taa1je5ngo5zan1hai6mat1dou1m4zi1gaa3daai6lou2
    (Eng.) I buried the body in the slope over there, that's all I know, I swear.
    (Cant.) di1gau2sik1dak1gwat6窿lung1maai4hou2di1gwat1tau4ci4di1sik6
    (Eng.) Dogs bury bones in the ground to enjoy them later.

  • to hide
    (Cant.) 埋藏maai4 cong4
    (Eng.) to conceal
    (Cant.) wai3aa3Sirsoe4be1gan2nei5aa3sing2seoi2siu2siu2faai3di1sau1maai4bun2maan6waa2laa1
    (Eng.) Psst, the teacher is staring right at you the whole time. For the love of god, please put that comic away.
    (Cant.) m4hou2sau1sau1maai4maai4laa3jat1ding6jau6sik1zo2neoi5zai2laa1
    (Eng.) Stop hiding it. You've definitely got a new girl.

  • to shut; to close; to join; to stitch two parts together
    (Cant.) 埋尾maai4 mei5
    (Eng.) to finish something off
    (Cant.) ngo5jiu3fan3laa3seon6sau2tung4ngo5saan1maai4dou6mun4
    (Eng.) I am hitting the hay now, can you do me a favor and close the door for me?
    (Cant.) m4zeon2gong2je5hap6maai4baa2hau2
    (Eng.) Shut your mouth. No talking.
    (Cant.) nei5zou6jyun4sau2seot6go3tou5dou1zung6mei6埋口maai4 hau2hou2sam1zau6m4hou2zau2lei4zau2heoi3laa1
    (Eng.) Please do yourself a favor and stay in bed. Your surgical wound hasn't fully healed yet.

  • to come close; to approach; to shorten the distance between
    (Cant.) 埋岸maai4 ngon6
    (Eng.) to come close to shore
    (Cant.) king1dak1maai4
    (Eng.) to get along well with (someone)
    (Cant.) dang2zo2seng4bun3nap1zung1sin1gin3dou2gaa3baa1si2埋站maai4 zaam6nei5waa6hai6mai6lei4pou2aa1
    (Eng.) Don't you think it is absolutely absurd to have to wait half an hour for a bus?
    (Cant.) m4hou2maai4lei4nei5seng4san1dou1hai6hon6
    (Eng.) Don't get too close. You are sweating all over.
    (Cant.) nei5mai5zoi3haang4maai4lei4aa3ngo5giu3gaa3
    (Eng.) If you come an inch closer, I will scream for help.
    (Cant.) tou3din6jing2go2di1daa2dau3coeng4min2cyun4bou6dou1hai6maai4san1juk6bok3nei5dou1mai5waa6m4zing1coi2
    (Eng.) All the fighting scenes in this movie are close quarters. I love it.

  • to add up
    (Cant.) keoi5waa6jiu3naam4neoi5ping4dang2caan1caan1sik6faan6zoeng1daan1mai6jau6hai6ngo5maai4
    (Eng.) She demands to be treated fairly, yet insists I pay the bill every single time.
    (Cant.) maai4hou2tiu4sou3mai6zi1zaan6gei2do1lo1
    (Eng.) We'll know how much we earn after I work out the calculation.

See also: 收聲 早抖啦 收嗲 關 閂門 關閉 關上 密切 進逼 邁向 揩埋 趨 逼近
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「埋」

Entry #2
Pronunciation: maai4
Part of Speech: affix
Explanation:
  • used after a verb to express a sense of inclusion and addition
    (Cant.) nei5maai5sung3go2zan2gei3dak1seon6sau2bong1ngo5heoi3jau4guk2gaau1maai4seoi2din6daan1
    (Eng.) When you are out for groceries, remember to pay the utility bills at the post office on your way back as well.
    (Cant.) ngo5tung4maai4nei5jat1cai4heoi3diu3jyu2
    (Eng.) I will come along with the fishing trip.
    (Cant.) ngo5zan1hai6sai3gu2m4dou3ji4gaa1syu1dim3lin4naai5fan2dou1maai6maai4
    (Eng.) I could never have thought that even powdered milk is available in a bookshop nowadays.
    (Cant.) ngo5faai3beng2bei2maai4nei5laa1
    (Eng.) Here, have my cookie as well.
    (Cant.) keoi5bei2jan4deoi2lam3maai4
    (Eng.) He was murdered too?

  • to express continuation until the completion of an ongoing action
    (Cant.) ngo5daa2maai4ni1pou1gei1zau6ceot1lai4sik6faan6
    (Eng.) I will have dinner as soon as I finish this round of the game.
    (Cant.) ngo5gong2maai4ni1geoi3zi1hau6sin1dou3nei5
    (Eng.) You will have your chance to speak after I have finished my sentence.
    (Cant.) zou6maai4fan6gung1fo3zau6zau2dak1
    (Eng.) I can leave after finishing the assignment.

  • to indicate disapproval
    (Cant.) keoi5seng4jat6zou6maai4di1gam2ge3je5ci4zou2jau5bou3jing3gaa3
    (Eng.) He'll definitely reap his own punishment for doing all those (bad) things!
    (Cant.) keoi5seng4jat6kwan4maai4di1dou2tou4zeoi3hau6syu1saai3di1cin2
    (Eng.) He keeps hanging out with those gamblers, and eventually lost all his money.
    (Cant.) sik6maai4di1gam2ge3laap6saap3sik6mat6m4gin6hong1gaa3
    (Eng.) Eating so much junk food is bad for your health!

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「埋」

Entry #3
Pronunciation: maai4
Part of Speech: adjective
Explanation:
intimate; spiritually close
(Cant.) keoi5dei6haang4dak1hou2maai4wo3hai6mai6naam4neoi5pang4jau5aa3
(Eng.) They are so close. Are they a couple?
See also: 温馨 密切 close 深 法力
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