魚水之歡

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Chinese[edit]

fish and water​ 's; him/her/it; this joyous; happy; pleased
trad. (魚水之歡) 魚水
simp. (鱼水之欢) 鱼水
Literally: “the pleasure between fish and water; the pleasure of fishes in water”.

Etymology[edit]

This idiom is from the Yuan-dynasty play Romance of the Western Chamber, although the metaphor itself existed long prior to that.

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

魚水之歡

  1. (euphemistic, figuratively) the pleasure of close intimacy between a couple; (the pleasure of) sexual intercourse; harmonious and joyous life of a married couple