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Hello, I’ve used the line dictionary to no avail. Can anybody tell me what the last character in this line is? I have the English translation of the whole phrase, but it looks like an idiomatic phrase. 

 

上下往來有摺
soeng5 haa5 wong5 loi4 jau5 zip3
up. down. go. come. there is. bend. 
Up, down, back and forth, the movements are continuous.

 

 

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疊 dip6 'fold'

 

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889

It's 疊.

 

Note that on computer screens, some strokes usually get omitted when the type size is small. It looks like that's happened in your example.

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charlesh

Thank you!

 

I don't understand the idiomatic expression. How does "exist bend fold" translate to "the movements are continuous"?

 

有摺
jau5 zip3 dip6
there is. bend. fold.
The movements are continuous.

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889

As always, we need context!

 

I don't think it refers to a continuous action generally, but to certain kinds of repetitive actions that go on continuously, like a tape looping.

 

摺疊 can refer to things that fold open and shut, like an umbrella or a flip phone. So think of that sort of action repeating continuously.

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