7 Funniest Chinese Slang to Impress Your Friends in 2023!
Chinese internet slang has become increasingly popular among younger generations in China these days to express themselves and communicate online.
As with any language, Chinese slang words are constantly evolving and adapting to reflect the culture and society. You probably have heard of some words like "doge" (a term used to describe someone who is loyal), "996" (referring to the infamous work schedule of 9am-9pm, six days a week). But there have been more!
If you're struggling to keep up with the trend, fear not. Here we collect 7 must-know trendy words in the first half of 2023:Tài kù là泰裤辣, Jiārénmen家人们, Shéi dǒng a谁懂啊, ...bù liǎo yī diǎn ...不了一点, Diàn zǐ zhà cài电子榨菜, Xiǎn yǎn bāo显眼包, Zhǔ dǎ yī gè...主打一个...,
No idea what they mean? READ ON!
1. Tài kù là
nǐ de yī fu tài kù là!
Your clothes are pretty cool!
Jiārénmen，zhè zhāng zhào piàn zěn me yàng?
(Dear friends/My internet family), how is this picture?
3. Shéi dǒng a!
Who can understand!
"Shéi dǒng a" has been used as an opening line in a series of satirical videos circulating on the Chinese internet. It does not have functional meaning, but it's now widely used when you want to describe situations or behaviors that are absurd, puzzling, or just plain stupid. You can also use it together with our No.2 phrase “Jiārénmen”.
Jiārénmen, Shéi dǒng a?
(Dear friends/My internet family), who can understand my feelings right now?
4. ...bù liǎo yī diǎn
Can't have a little of this
Actually, you can use "...bù liǎo yī diǎn" after a lot of descriptions to emphasize the effect. It has the same meaning as "I can have this, not even a little bit." For example, when you order bubble tea in China and you want no ice at all, you can literally say “不加冰，冰不了一点。” (No ice, I can't have even a little bit of ice.)
Any ice in your drink?
No ice, no ice at all/I can't have even a little bit of ice.
5. Diàn zǐ zhà cài
"Diàn zǐ zhà cài" refers to digital content that offers light-hearted entertainment during meals. Just like we enjoy our pickles with meals, we watch sitcoms, funny short videos or reality shows to pass time.
How I Met Your Mothershì wǒ chī fàn shí de diàn zǐ zhà cài
6. Xiǎn yǎn bāo
"Xiǎn yǎn bāo" (显眼包) is a term used to describe someone who likes to seek attention and stand out among their peers. To achieve the effect, they always try to be funny and humorous. If you have friends who loves to do that in parties or whatsoever, call them a "Xiǎn yǎn bāo" (in a funny way)!
Nǐ kě zhēn shì ge xiǎn yǎn bāo.
7. Zhǔ dǎ yī gè...
The main purpose is to...
Jīn tiān jìng rán méi yǒu dǔ chē, lù shàng zhǔ dǎ yī gè sī huá.
No traffic jam at all today!
Slang is a vital aspect of Chinese language and culture, and using it can help you connect with native speakers and add character to your language abilities.
Regardless of your proficiency level, incorporating slang into your vocabulary can be a fun way to engage with others while also gaining a deeper understanding of the language. However, it's important to keep in mind the context and appropriateness of these expressions before using them.
If you have any other Chinese internet slang you'd like to know more about or questions about the slang discussed in this article, tell us!
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