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make or cause to be; order; command; decree; honorable
(surname); 3-5 p.m.; 9th earthly branch; extend; to state; to explain
|simp. and trad.
Literally: give three orders and five explanations
- Min Nan
- to repeatedly admonish
- to repeatedly warn
- 儘管你三令五申，有許多員工就是不肯照辦。 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad.]
- 尽管你三令五申，有许多员工就是不肯照办。 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, simp.]
- Jìnguǎn nǐ sānlìngwǔshēn, yǒu xǔduō yuángōng jiùshi bù kěn zhàobàn. [Pinyin]
- No matter how much you warn and admonish them, there are many employees who just aren't willing to do as they are told.