mất công

VietnameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

mất (to lose) +‎ công (work, labor).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

mất công

  1. (colloquial) to put one's effort (into something that turns out to useless or not needed)
    Tối qua mất công cày bài cả đêm mà sáng ra đề dễ ẹt.
    Man, last night I put all my effort into studying but (it turned out that) the test this morning was piss easy.

AdjectiveEdit

mất công

  1. (colloquial) useless
    chuyện mất cônguseless things, useless affairs.

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