tortoise; turtle; cuckoldto see; to look at; to look afterto see; to look at; to look after; to take care of; to watch; to guard; it depends; think mung beancouple; pair; to be oppositecouple; pair; to be opposite; to oppose; to face; for; to; correct (answer); to answer; to reply; to direct (towards sth); rightup; on; on topup; on; on top; upon; first; previous or last; upper; higher; above; previous; to climb; to go into; to go up eyeto know; to understand; (modal particle intensifying preceding clause)to know; to understand; (modal particle intensifying preceding clause); (completed action marker) trad. (王八看綠豆——對上眼了) 王八 看 綠豆 —— 對 上 眼 了 simp. (王八看绿豆——对上眼了) 王八 看 绿豆 —— 对 上 眼 了 alternative forms 王八看綠豆——看對眼了／王八看绿豆——看对眼了
Literally: “A tortoise gazes at two mung beans ― taking a fancy to each other. (because a tortoise's eyes look like two mung beans)”.