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I was talking in Spanish to a friend, and we were discussing the saying "the pot calling the kettle black," which in Spanish is "Apártate que me tiznas, dijo la sartén al cazo." I wanted to tell my friend how this is said in Japanese, because it's sort of interesting, but I couldn't think how to say a word.

The Japanese version of this saying is hanakuso ga mekuso wo warau, which translates to "snot laughing at sleep (in the eye)." That is, both are bodily secretions, so neither should be condescending to the other.

How do you say "sleep" in this context? It means the stuff that dries up in the corner of your eye while you are asleep.

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updated MAR 29, 2013
posted by 00bacfba

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They call that "cheles" in El Salvador. It is probably a slang term.

updated JUL 3, 2008
posted by Sally
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Also (but less common): Está legañoso.

updated JUL 3, 2008
posted by lazarus1907
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Good to have her back, isn't it.

updated JUL 3, 2008
posted by Eddy
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Nicely done, Heidita! Thank you.

updated JUL 3, 2008
posted by 00bacfba
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I think we are talking about legañas here.

legaña f sleep: tiene los ojos llenos de legañas, his eyes are full of sleep

updated JUL 3, 2008
posted by 00494d19
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