三令五申

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Chinese[edit]

three; 3
 
make or cause to be; order; command; decree; honorable
five; 5
 
(surname); 3-5 p.m.; 9th earthly branch; extend; to state; to explain
simp. and trad.
(三令五申)

Etymology[edit]

Literally: give three orders and five explanations

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

三令五申

  1. to repeatedly admonish
  2. 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.