chủ vắng nhà, gà vọc niêu tôm

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Vietnamese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally "when the owner is away from home, the chicken will peck the earthenware pot of shrimp" (in Vietnam, chickens are known for their love of shrimp)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [ṯɕu˧˩ vɐŋ˧ˀ˦ ɲaː˨˩ ɣaː˨˩ vɐwʔk͡p̚˧ˀ˨ʔ niɜw˧˧ tom˧˧]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [ṯɕʊw˧˩ vɐŋ˦˥ ɲaː˧˧ ɣaː˧˧ vɐwʔk͡p̚˨ˀ˨ʔ niɜw˧˧ tom˧˧]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [c̻ʊw˨˦ vʲɐŋ˦ˀ˥ ɲ̻aː˨˩ ɣaː˨˩ vʲɐwʔk͡p̚˨ˀ˧ʔ niɜw˧˥ tom˧˥]

Idiom[edit]

chủ vắng nhà, vọc niêu tôm

  1. when the cat's away the mice will play