The Alternative Chinese Dictionary: 打醬油

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打醬油 〈dǎ jiàng yóu〉 {{zh-forms}} etymology
  • ("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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  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".
  • Usually used to express one's reluctance to discuss sensitive issues, sometimes in a jocular or sarcastic fashion.

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