Sēn Xì (森系)
Sēn means forest, and sēn xì refers to fresh-faced girls surrounded by nature. At the mention of “sēn xì,” people tend to picture a beautiful, refined young women in a light-colored floral skirt in the forest.
Besides floral skirts, sēn xì style also includes pleated skirts and ethnic attire. Many girls regard it as a fashion trend.
Sēn xì can also represent an attitude toward life that is free, simple, natural and comfortable.
Yuēmā (约吗)? Bùyuē (不约)!
If you want to ask a friend out you can try the phrase yuēmā. Young people are fond of the greeting and use it as a catchphrase on social media. Even strangers use it to break the ice.
As a response to yuēmā, bùyuē has also become popular on social media. It’s a direct refusal of the invitation – especially if the invitation was made by a man.
Wŏ Xiăng Jìngjìng (我想静静)
“Wŏ xiăng jìngjìng” literally means “I want to be alone.” However, the Chinese can also be translated into “I miss Jìngjìng.”
Jìngjìng is a really common girl’s name. Try to picture a suspicious wife’s reaction when her tired husband says, “Wŏ xiăng jìngjìng.”
It’s become a phrase used to joke about one’s depressed mood.