Last modified on 3 June 2014, at 11:29

打酱油

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EtymologyEdit

  • ("to buy") + 酱油 jiàngyóu ("soy sauce"). Popular Internet meme popularised in 2008 by a man-on-the-street's response to a television reporter's question about a recent celebrity photo scandal, to which the man replied, "What's it got to do with me? I'm here to buy soy sauce."

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VerbEdit

打酱油

  1. (slang) to be none of someone's business; to not involve one
    关我屌事出来酱油
    guān wǒ diǎoshì, wǒ chūlái dǎjiàngyóu de
    What's it got to do with me? I'm here to "buy soy sauce".

Usage notesEdit

  • Usually used to express one's reluctance to discuss sensitive issues, sometimes in a jocular or sarcastic fashion.

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