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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 9 years ago

Why do Germans like to say "do you have tomatoes in the eyes" when you don't watch where you're going?

Watch this part. I was playing Zook and he said some things he wouldn't say in English: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkjOI8-cFek

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He said that to Jovi but in German his name is Kolf.

Update:

Here's the English version at the time in the German version he says, "Pass doch auf! Hast du Tomaten auf den Augen?" You can turn to that at 8 minutes and 58 seconds and in the English version at 4 minutes and 38 seconds, he says, "Hey now, where do you think you're going?" in a video by GeneralSecura.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FG0euzHwgM

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  • Rain
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    9 years ago
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    Pass doch auf! Hast du Tomaten auf den Augen? : Watch out! Do you have tomatoes on the eyes?

    Hey now, where do you think you're going? : Hey (hallo) jetzt, wo glaubst du dass du hingehst?

    simple said : someone has instead eyes domatoes and cant see where he is going, doing etc

  • 9 years ago

    It is a simple figure of speech.

    counter question: why does one say that someone is "pulling their leg" in English, even they did not even have physical contact? .. does make as much sense :D

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