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Question for you all. I've seen sentences that are like this

我还是做一枚安静的吃货好了

or 我还是做一枚安静的美少女

I understand that this is a funny expression (used primarily online) Can I replace the final word with any noun? For example, could I say

我还是做一枚安静的老外吧。?

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    Of course. It is pretty good actually! Apr 12, 2016 at 13:57
  • What's its meaning? Apr 12, 2016 at 14:25
  • @EnricoBrasil something like "(Facepalm) Let me be quiet and not get involved into that (ridiculous) thing XD."
    – Stan
    Apr 13, 2016 at 1:22

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Its a funny way of describing "I'll remain a spectator and not get involved in the matter", because "I'll never reach that level" or "I'll never do such a thing/achieve such a result".

You can definitely say "我还是做一枚安静的老外吧。" or replace it with any other nouns, but it depends on what the situation is. For example, if you see a Chinese guy doing something that you'll be never able to do, you can say "我还是做一枚安静的老外吧。" meaning you are amazed by the situation and will remain a foreigner and not try to achieve what he did...It's just a funny way of saying things.

It all comes from this saying "我只想做个安静的美男子(I only want to be a silent/low profile handsome guy" if you want to look more into it.

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  • And why the measure word 枚? Among southern Chinese at least, I know it as a measure word for eggs, but not people!
    – Ludi
    May 26, 2017 at 9:03
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    @Ludi cute way of comparing people to object so it does not sound too serious
    – Mindless
    May 26, 2017 at 11:25

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