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Many questions on this site concern various modern slang/dialect usages that require fairly extensive (and sometimes still unsuccessful) searches through the web. Every time I think about these questions, I wonder about whether, if I were a Chinese person dealing with similar weirdnesses in English, I would find the Urban Dictionary very useful (I find it useful even as an English-speaking person dealing with all the weirdnesses of English).

Does such a crowdsourced "database" of colloquial Chinese usages exist on the Internet? Is there any such good one-stop online place to do searches on Chinese slang?

  • Not that I know about. I even think that I should make one. As a native speaker, I encounter new slangs online very often as well. And I found that most of the time I got to Baidu them. – user1228520 Mar 7 '15 at 1:39
  • do it! legions of miserable 老外 would be eternally grateful :) – Master Sparkles Mar 7 '15 at 1:40
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    Well there is a Chinese version of UD: zh.urbandictionary.com && China Smack's glossary: www.chinasmack.com/glossary – user3306356 Mar 7 '15 at 4:19
  • well that's disappointing, I thought I had an awesome new thing to work on. good to know the resource is there though. Thanks. – Master Sparkles Mar 7 '15 at 14:15
  • Aha! I thought there was no such a thing! Almost start creating one...good to know! – user5737 Mar 17 '15 at 1:20
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there is a Chinese version of UD: zh.urbandictionary.com && China Smack's glossary: www.chinasmack.com/glossary

China Digital Times also has a list, I'll ipdate with that later

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