chữa lợn lành thành lợn què

VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [t͡ɕɨə˦ˀ˥ ləːn˧˨ʔ lajŋ̟˨˩ tʰajŋ̟˨˩ ləːn˧˨ʔ kwɛ˨˩]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [t͡ɕɨə˧˨ ləːŋ˨˩ʔ lɛɲ˦˩ tʰɛɲ˦˩ ləːŋ˨˩ʔ kwɛ˦˩]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [cɨə˨˩˦ ləːŋ˨˩˨ lan˨˩ tʰan˨˩ ləːŋ˨˩˨ wɛ˨˩]

VerbEdit

chữa lợn lành thành lợn què

  1. (literally) to try to "cure" a healthy pig and end up making it lame
  2. (figuratively) to try to fix it while it ain't broke and end up breaking it