âm thịnh dương suy

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Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from 陰盛陽衰.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [ʔəm˧˧ tʰïŋ˧˨ʔ zɨəŋ˧˧ swi˧˧]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [ʔəm˧˧ tʰɨn˨˩ʔ jɨəŋ˧˧ ʂwɪj˧˧]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [ʔəm˧˧ tʰɨn˨˩˨ jɨəŋ˧˧ ʂ⁽ʷ⁾ɪj˧˧] ~ [ʔəm˧˧ tʰɨn˨˩˨ jɨəŋ˧˧ s⁽ʷ⁾ɪj˧˧]

Idiom[edit]

âm thịnh dương suy

  1. (informal, figuratively, of a place) having more females than males
    Lớp này âm thịnh dương suy.
    There are more girls than boys in this class.