Category Archives: Etcetera

Net Speak 101

Wŏ De Nèi Xīn Jī Hū Shì Bēng Kuì De (我的内心几乎是崩溃的) Wŏ De Nèi Xīn Jī Hū Shì Bēng Kuì De means “My heart almost crashed and broke.” It was the first widely circulated Internet expression in 2015 to originate on TV. Chen Anni,...


Ask Beijing Today #76

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Net Speak 101

Rén Chŏu Jiù Yào Duō Dú Shū (人丑就要多读书) Rén Chŏu Jiù Yào Duō Dú Shū means, “If someone is ugly, he or she has to make up for it up by reading books.” Rén means people, Chŏu means ugly, Jiù Yào means should or...


Ask Beijing Today #75

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Net Speak 101

Jiàn Pán Xiá (键盘侠) Jiàn Pán Xiá, or keyboard man, is a popular expression that first appeared in a comic series that portrayed netizens who are coward and selfish but always make exaggerated or fake statements online. For example, in the case of disasters,...


Net Speak 101: Numbers

233 233 means big laugh. The number first appeared on mop.com, a popular Chinese BBS. People like to post a sticker of a laughing face when they see something ridiculous, and that sticker’s code is 233. Later, people started just typing 233 instead of...


Ask Beijing Today #74

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Ask Beijing Today #73

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Netspeak 101: Sentences

Xià Sĭ Băo Băo Le(吓死宝宝了) The sentence means someone was shocked and almost died. Xià Sĭ means “shock to death,” and Băo Băo means small baby. Le means already. People say Băo Băo to refer to themselves, and they want to say that they...


Ask Beijing Today #72

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