chân đăm đá chân chiêu

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Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

chân ("foot/leg") + đăm ("right") + đá ("kick") + chân ("foot/leg") + chiêu ("left").

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [t͡ɕən˧˧ ʔɗam˧˧ ʔɗaː˧˦ t͡ɕən˧˧ t͡ɕiəw˧˧]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [t͡ɕəŋ˧˧ ʔɗam˧˧ ʔɗaː˨˩˦ t͡ɕəŋ˧˧ t͡ɕiw˧˧]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [cəŋ˧˧ ʔɗam˧˧ ʔɗaː˦˥ cəŋ˧˧ ciw˧˧]

Phrase[edit]

chân đăm đá chân chiêu

  1. (literally) the right foot kicking the left foot
  2. (figuratively) the person in question is/was walking very unstably; the person in question is/was drunk as a lord