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    What is the equivalent in English?

    Hello Everyone,


    A Chinese report says that a 45 female teahcer develops love with his two male students. In chinese, a female has a romantic relationship with two males , or a male with two females. We call it 'triangle love'. I am doubting that the phrase comes from the western countries? Is that so?

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    Re: What is the equivalent in English?

    You mean "love triangle".


    Here is a definition from "wikipedia":
    A love triangle is a romantic relationship involving three people. While it can refer to two people independently romantically linked with a third, it usually implies that each of the three people has some kind of relationship to the other two. The relationships can be friendships, romantic, familial (often siblings), or even pre-existing hatred between rivals.

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    Wink Re: What is the equivalent in English?

    Whereas 'Triangle love' is an unhealthy obsession with geometric shapes.

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    Re: What is the equivalent in English?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shakespeare's brother View Post
    Whereas 'Triangle love' is an unhealthy obsession with geometric shapes.

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    Re: What is the equivalent in English?

    I made these corrections:

    A Chinese report says that a 45 year old female teacher had a love relationship with two male students. In Chinese, a female has a romantic relationship with two males, or a male with two females. We call it a 'triangle love'. I doubt that the phrase comes from western countries. Is that so?


    The teacher could have had an affair with two students, but not at the same time. Maybe one each semester

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    Re: What is the equivalent in English?

    I think she's getting used to it.

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    Re: What is the equivalent in English?

    Shakespear: Whereas 'Triangle love' is an unhealthy obsession with geometric shapes.
    I literaly felt off (note: not off of) my chair over this. Good thing I was holding a drink. I would have busted my keyboard.

    Poeple should be held resposible for pulling off tricks like that!

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    Re: What is the equivalent in English?

    Why, haven't you ever heard of "Muskrat Love"?

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    Re: What is the equivalent in English?

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    Why, haven't you ever heard of "Muskrat Love"?
    Can you tell us more about "Muskrat Love" here?

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    Re: What is the equivalent in English?

    It's a song lyric.

    Goggle Muskrat Love lyrics.

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