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A·moy 1

See Xiamen1.

A·moy 2

 (ä-moi′, ə-moi′)
The variety of Chinese spoken in and around the city of Xiamen in Fujian province in southeast China. Also called Xiamen.

[After Amoy (Xiamen).]
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1. (Placename) a port in SE China, in Fujian province on Amoy Island, at the mouth of the Jiulong River opposite Taiwan: one of the first treaty ports opened to European trade (1842). Pop: 746 000 (2005 est). Modern Chinese name: Xiamen
2. (Languages) the dialect of Chinese spoken in Amoy, Taiwan, and elsewhere: a Min dialect
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also Hsiamen

1. an island near the Chinese mainland in the Taiwan Strait.
2. a seaport on this island. 507,390.
Also called Amoy.
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Noun1.Amoy - any of the forms of Chinese spoken in Fukien provinceAmoy - any of the forms of Chinese spoken in Fukien province
Chinese - any of the Sino-Tibetan languages spoken in China; regarded as dialects of a single language (even though they are mutually unintelligible) because they share an ideographic writing system
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References in classic literature ?
She was just trying to impress upon her mind that Amoy was two hundred and eighty miles from Hong Kong, when Fun came scuffling back, bearing what she thought was a small sword, till he unfurled an immense fan, and presented it with a string of Chinese compliments, the meaning of which would have amused her even more than the sound, if she could have understood it.
It was found in the banks of the Amoy River in southern China and is remarkable in having every characteristic of the carbuncle, save that it is blue in shade instead of ruby red.
Naku kung ang camera lang ho may pang amoy, naku Diyos ko,' he added.
Nor did he know how to take on multiple teaching-related jobs at other universities, which was especially true at universities in China such as Amoy University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, and Xi'an Jiaotong University.
May request po sana ako, kami regarding po sa amoy dito sa CENRO-Motorpool sa Maa.
Dominador of Lakas Loob Party, Mang Caloy of Amoy Pawis Partylist, Plus Kap, Ozham the Mystic, Gort the Alien, among others.
"Mabaho lang talaga amoy poso negro (It was just stinky.
In conjunction, the company has signed a strategic partnership with Amoy Diagnostics Co Ltd to develop a CAN017 biomarker companion diagnostic.
Coconut Milk (400g), 50p Cucumber, 45p M Savers Salted Peanuts (200g), 48p Lime, 31p Coriander (70g), 72p Romaine lettuce, PS1 Amoy Light Soy Sauce (100ml), PS1 M Savers Honey (340g), PS1 Root ginger (83g), 62p PS2Garlic, 55p Morrisons 100% Smooth Peanut Butter (340g), PS1.78 Red chillis (50g), 50p Chicken thighs (750g), PS1.85
It was known to the Europeans as the treaty port " Amoy " which China opened after losing the First Opium War.
Most first studied in Leiden, then in Amoy (Xiamen), he says, and were finally appointed in the Netherland Indies, where they were cast into the depths and soon discovered that the position that had been trained for was not as well-defined as they had been led to expect.