三令五申

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Chinese[edit]

three
 
make or cause to be; order; command; decree; honorable
five
 
9th earthly branch; extend; to state; to explain
simp. and trad.
(三令五申)
Literally: “to give orders three times and explain five times”.

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

三令五申

  1. to repeatedly admonish
  2. to repeatedly warn
    儘管三令五申許多員工就是照辦 [MSC, trad.]
    尽管三令五申许多员工就是照办 [MSC, simp.]
    Jìnguǎn nǐ sānlìngwǔshēn, yǒu xǔduō yuángōng jiùshì 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.