xảo ngôn, lệnh sắc, tiển hĩ nhân

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Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from 巧言令色,鮮矣仁.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [saːw˧˩ ŋon˧˧ ləjŋ̟˧˨ʔ sak̚˧˦ tiən˧˩ hi˦ˀ˥ ɲən˧˧]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [saːw˧˨ ŋoŋ˧˧ len˨˩ʔ ʂak̚˦˧˥ tiəŋ˧˨ hɪj˧˨ ɲəŋ˧˧]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [saːw˨˩˦ ŋoŋ˧˧ ləːn˨˩˨ ʂak̚˦˥ tiəŋ˨˩˦ hɪj˨˩˦ ɲəŋ˧˧]

Idiom[edit]

xảo ngôn, lệnh sắc, tiển nhân

  1. He who utters sweet talk and pretentious words does not have much benevolence.