Aug 24, 2005

Kotowaza of the day: Trust at 100° C


Nieyu-wo nomasareru

Meaning of Japanese:
Be forced to drink boiling water

English equivalents:
To be betrayed horribly
To be badly burned


At 8/25/2005 9:22 PM, Blogger Safety Neal said...

It's not very urbane, but I wonder if the phrase "eat shit and die" is a good translation.

At 8/28/2005 11:46 PM, Blogger eBohn said...

Maybe if I reworded the English to "To be forced..." it would be more clear, but the original is not an inflammatory command. It means something like being backstabbed, only quite seriously so."


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