núi cao còn có núi cao hơn

VietnameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Literally "for every high mountain there is an even higher mountain". Compare Chinese 一山還有一山高 (nhất sơn hoàn hữu nhất sơn cao).

PronunciationEdit

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [nuj˧˦ kaːw˧˧ kɔn˨˩ kɔ˧˦ nuj˧˦ kaːw˧˧ həːn˧˧]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [nuj˨˩˦ kaːw˧˧ kɔŋ˦˩ kɔ˨˩˦ nuj˨˩˦ kaːw˧˧ həːŋ˧˧]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [nuj˦˥ kaːw˧˧ kɔŋ˨˩ kɔ˦˥ nuj˦˥ kaːw˧˧ həːŋ˧˧]

ProverbEdit

núi cao còn núi cao hơn

  1. do not be smug about your achievements, as there are always people who do even better