Category Archives: Etcetera

Net Speak 101

Ruăn Mèi Bì (软妹币) The abbreviation of Ruăn Mèi Bì is RMB, the same as Rén Mín Bì, the Chinese currency. Ruăn Mèi Bì is used as another way to say Rén Mín Bì. In some online games, to avoid cheating or fraud, Rén...


Net Speak 101: Weibo Speak

Lù Zhuăn Fĕn (路转粉) Lù Zhuăn Fĕn is a popular saying on social media that describes netizens’ changing attitudes toward celebrities. Lù means passers-by, and in this context it describes netizens who have no feelings toward a celebrity. Zhuăn means to transfer or to...


Ask Beijing Today #81

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Net Speak 101: Famous People

Last week, we told you the story of Ye Liangchen, a man who became famous on the Chinese social media for defending his girlfriend (Click here Net Speak 101). This week, we’ll introduce other interesting social media figures. Together with Ye Liangchen, they are...


Ask Beijing Today #80

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Net Speak 101

XīnLǐ YīnYǐng MiànJi(心理阴影面积) XīnLǐ YīnYǐng MiànJi literally means the “shadowed area around my heart.” XīnLǐ means heart, YīnYǐng means shadow and MiànJi means area. It sounds similarly to a math problem, such as please calculate the shadowed area of the circle, which is “YīnYǐng...


Ask Beijing Today #79

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Ask Beijing Today #78

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Net Speak 101: Abbreviations

44944 (试试就试试) 44944 is pronounced as Sì Sì Jiŭ Sì Sì, which is similar to the pronunciation of Shì Shì Jiù Shì Shì, which means “OK, I will just try.” The numbers are used as an abbreviation for the expression. For example, a person...


Ask Beijing Today #77

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