phi công trẻ lái máy bay bà già

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Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally, “young pilot drives granny airplane”. máy bay bà già (literally granny airplane) means a young man who loves a woman that is much older than him (sugar mommy, we can say).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [fi˧˧ kəwŋ͡m˧˧ t͡ɕɛ˧˩ laːj˧˦ maj˧˦ ʔɓaj˧˧ ʔɓaː˨˩ zaː˨˩]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [fɪj˧˧ kəwŋ͡m˧˧ ʈɛ˧˨ laːj˨˩˦ maj˨˩˦ ʔɓaj˧˧ ʔɓaː˦˩ jaː˦˩]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [fɪj˧˧ kəwŋ͡m˧˧ ʈɛ˨˩˦ laːj˦˥ ma(ː)j˦˥ ʔɓa(ː)j˧˧ ʔɓaː˨˩ jaː˨˩]

Idiom[edit]

phi công trẻ lái máy bay bà già

  1. (figuratively) Describes a younger man who loves or dates an older woman.

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