xảo ngôn, lệnh sắc, tiển hĩ nhân

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Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese 巧言令色,鮮矣仁.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [s̪aːw˧˩ ŋon˧˧ l̪ɜjŋ̟˧ˀ˨ʔ s̪ɐʔk̚˧ˀ˦ tiɜn˧˩ hi˦ˀ˥ ɲɜn˧˧]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [s̪aːw˧˩ ŋoŋ˧˧ len˨ˀ˨ʔ ʂɐʔk̚˦˥ tiɜŋ˧˩ hɪj˧˩ ɲɜŋ˧˧]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [s̪aːw˨˦ ŋoŋ˧˥ l̻ʲɜːn˨ˀ˧ʔ ʂɐʔk̚˦ˀ˥ tiɜŋ˨˦ hɪj˨˦ ɲ̻ɜŋ˧˥]

Idiom[edit]

xảo ngôn, lệnh sắc, tiển nhân

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