汉贼不两立

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. 两立
trad. 漢賊不兩立

Etymology[edit]

Literally: gentlemen and thieves cannot coexist

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin hàn zéi bù liǎnglì
Zhuyin ㄏㄢˋ ㄗㄟˊ ㄅㄨˋ ㄌㄧㄤˇ ㄌㄧˋ
IPA (key) /xa̠n⁵¹ t͡seɪ̯³⁵ pu⁵¹ li̯ɑŋ²¹⁴⁻²¹¹ li⁵¹/

Idiom[edit]

汉贼不两立 (simplified, Pinyin hàn zéi bù liǎnglì, traditional 漢賊不兩立)

  1. one or the other has got to go; both cannot coexist in the same place; this town isn't big enough for the two of us