打醬油

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Chinese[edit]

 
beat; strike; break; mix up; build; fight; fetch; make; tie up; issue; shoot; calculate; since; from; dozen
soy sauce
trad. (打醬油) 醬油
simp. (打酱油) 酱油

Etymology[edit]

  • ("to buy") + 醬油 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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打醬油

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

Usage notes[edit]

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

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