vô kích đường đường chi trận

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Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese: 無擊堂堂之陳, a quotation from Chapter VII of The Art of War by Sun Tzu. Related expressions in other Asian languages include the Japanese 堂堂の陣.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [vo˧˧ kïʔk̟̚˧ˀ˦ ˀɗɨ̞̠ɜŋ˨˩ ˀɗɨ̞̠ɜŋ˨˩ ṯɕi˧˧ ṯɕɜn˧ˀ˨ʔ]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [vow˧˧ kɨ̞̠ʔt̚˦˥ ˀɗɨ̞̠ɜŋ˧˧ ˀɗɨ̞̠ɜŋ˧˧ ṯɕɪj˧˧ ʈɜŋ˨ˀ˨ʔ]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [vʲow˧˥ kɨ̞̠ʔt̚˦ˀ˥ ˀɗɨ̞̠ɜŋ˨˩ ˀɗɨ̞̠ɜŋ˨˩ c̻ɪj˧˥ ʈɜŋ˨ˀ˧ʔ]

Idiom[edit]

kích đường đường chi trận

  1. Refrain from attacking an army drawn up in calm and confident array.