đức bất cô, tất hữu lân

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Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese: 德不孤,必有鄰.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [ˀɗɨ̞̠ʔk̚˧ˀ˦ ˀɓɜʔt̚˧ˀ˦ ko˧˧ tɜʔt̚˧ˀ˦ hiw˦ˀ˥ l̪ɜn˧˧]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [ˀɗɨ̞̠ʔk̚˦˥ ˀɓɜʔk̚˦˥ kow˧˧ tɜʔk̚˦˥ hɨ̞̠w˧˩ lɜŋ˧˧]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [ˀɗɨ̞̠ʔk̚˦ˀ˥ ˀɓɜʔk̚˦ˀ˥ kow˧˥ tɜʔk̚˦ˀ˥ hɨ̞̠w˨˦ l̻ʲɜŋ˧˥]

Idiom[edit]

đức bất , tất hữu lân

  1. Virtue never has solitude and always has companionship.