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王八看綠豆——對上眼了

ChineseEdit

tortoise; turtle; cuckold
 
to see; to look at; to look after; to take care of; to watch; to guard; it depends; think
mung bean
 
couple; pair; to be opposite; to oppose; to face; for; to; correct (answer); to answer; to reply; to direct (towards sth); right
 
up; on; on top; upon; first; previous or last; upper; higher; above; previous; to climb; to go into; to go up
eye
 
to know; to understand; (modal particle intensifying preceding clause); (completed action marker)
trad. (王八看綠豆——對上眼了) 王八 綠豆 ——
simp. (王八看绿豆——对上眼了) 王八 绿豆 ——
alternative forms 王八看綠豆——看對眼了王八看绿豆——看对眼了
王八看綠豆——看上眼了王八看绿豆——看上眼了
王八看綠豆——對眼了王八看绿豆——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)”.

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王八看綠豆——對上眼了

  1. (xiehouyu, derogatory, humorous) Describes two ugly people who find each other attractive.