ông ăn chả, bà ăn nem

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Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [ʔəwŋ͡m˧˧ ʔan˧˧ t͡ɕaː˧˩ ɓaː˨˩ ʔan˧˧ nɛm˧˧]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [ʔəwŋ͡m˧˧ ʔaŋ˧˧ t͡ɕaː˧˨ ɓaː˦˩ ʔaŋ˧˧ nɛm˧˧]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [ʔəwŋ͡m˧˧ ʔaŋ˧˧ caː˨˩˦ ɓaː˨˩ ʔaŋ˧˧ 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").