ông ăn chả, bà ăn nem

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Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Hà Nội) IPA (key): /ʔɜwŋ͡m˧˧ ʔɐn˧˧ ṯɕaː˧˩ ˀɓaː˨˩ ʔɐn˧˧ nɛm˧˧/
  • (Huế) IPA (key): /ʔɜwŋ͡m˧˧ ʔɐŋ˧˧ ṯɕaː˧˩ ˀɓaː˧˧ ʔɐŋ˧˧ nɛm˧˧/
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA (key): /ʔɜwŋ͡m˧˥ ʔɐŋ˧˥ c̻aː˨˦ ˀɓaː˨˩ ʔɐŋ˧˥ nɛm˧˥/

Phrase[edit]

ông ăn chả, ăn nem

  1. Literally — he eats chả ("ham") and she eats nem ("spring rolls") (Both are delicacies in Vietnamese cuisine). Both husband and wife commit adultery, usually successively (i.e. "husband cheats, and wife cheats in retaliation").