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IPA here looks very wrong. I've never heard the word with the /{/ vowel but always with the /Q/ vowel. /ow/ is not an English combination at all, it should be /@U/ or /oU/ depending on dialect and transcriptions system. — Hippietrail 01:07, 18 Apr 2004 (UTC)


What is to "swallow one's pride"?

It means to "suppress your pride", to be humble, and to ask for help or charity or to make an apology even though it is humiliating for you. —Stephen 13:50, 9 July 2006 (UTC)


In Chinese, swallow (bird) = (yàn, Old Chinese *qeːns), whereas to swallow (food) = (yàn, Old Chinese *qeːns). 08:52, 16 October 2011 (UTC)


A swallow is also a term for a female agent who marries a person of interest. Like sparrow. This definition is missing from both "birds".

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