Results 1 to 10 of 10
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • China
      • Current Location:
      • China

    • Join Date: Sep 2004
    • Posts: 773
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    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?

    Regards

    Sky

  1. blouen's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Tagalog
      • Home Country:
      • Philippines
      • Current Location:
      • Philippines

    • Join Date: Jun 2007
    • Posts: 3,340
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    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.


    • Join Date: Feb 2008
    • Posts: 420
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #3

    Wink Re: What is the equivalent in English?

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

  2. blouen's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Tagalog
      • Home Country:
      • Philippines
      • Current Location:
      • Philippines

    • Join Date: Jun 2007
    • Posts: 3,340
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #4

    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.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Jan 2008
    • Posts: 2,944
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #5

    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

  3. blouen's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Tagalog
      • Home Country:
      • Philippines
      • Current Location:
      • Philippines

    • Join Date: Jun 2007
    • Posts: 3,340
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #6

    Re: What is the equivalent in English?

    I think she's getting used to it.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Taiwan
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Feb 2008
    • Posts: 308
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #7

    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!

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Jan 2008
    • Posts: 2,944
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #8

    Re: What is the equivalent in English?

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

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • China
      • Current Location:
      • China

    • Join Date: Sep 2004
    • Posts: 773
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #9

    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?

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Jan 2008
    • Posts: 2,944
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #10

    Re: What is the equivalent in English?

    It's a song lyric.

    Goggle Muskrat Love lyrics.

Similar Threads

  1. How to learn English well
    By K.Margaret in forum General Language Discussions
    Replies: 37
    Last Post: 20-Sep-2009, 14:40
  2. Is there a grammar of spoken English?
    By M56 in forum General Language Discussions
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 09-Feb-2009, 01:58
  3. May you help me edit my first essay, please?
    By nongporz in forum Editing & Writing Topics
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 26-Jul-2007, 13:12

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •