gian lận

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Sino-Vietnamese word from and .



gian lận

  1. (only in certain serious contexts) to do something dishonest for personal gain, such as to cheat in an exam or to commit financial fraud
    gian lận trong thi cửto cheat in exams
    gian lận thương mạito commit financial fraud

Usage notes[edit]

Only used in certain serious contexts where serious sanction from an authority could be dealt out as a remedy. "To cheat on one's spouse" would be ngoại tình, and "to cheat in a game" is usually ăn gian.