Idioms with the word “Ăn” (Eat)

You can find very popular Vietnamese idioms in the following list:

Ăn bánh trả tiền

After the feast/dinner comes the reckoning.
Ăn cây nào rào cây đấy One fences the tree one eats.
Ăn cháo đá bát Eaten bread is soon forgot; Bite the hand that feeds.
Ăn chắc mặc bền Comfort is better than pride
Solidity first.
Ăn chực nằm chờ To cool one’s heels for ages.
Ăn không ngồi rồi Keep one’s hands in pockets.
Ăn miếng trả miếng Tit for tat; to return like for like; to pay one back in his own coin; give as good as one gets; serve sb with the same sauce.
Ăn như mỏ khoét Eat like a horse
Ăn ốc nói mò Speak by gues and by God; Speak without knowing the first thing about sb/sth.
Ăn phải nhai, nói phải nghĩ First think then speak; Look before you leap; Think today and speak tommorow.
Ăn xổi ở thì Live by makeshifts.

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Learn new words:

ăn (đt): eat (v) – ví dụ: Bạn ăn tối chưa? (Did you have dinner?)

bánh (dt): cake (n) – ví dụ: Bánh này rất ngon. (This cake is very good).

trả tiền, thanh toán (đt): pay (money) (v)- Tôi đã trả tiền (thanh toán) tiền vé máy bay. (I paid flight tickets)

miếng (dt): piece (n)

nhai (đt): chew (v)

nằm (đt): lie (v)

chờ (v): wait for (v)

Exercise:

Fill a suitable idiom into each blank:

 

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