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How do you say "to pick up girls" in Chinese? I would like to say: I'm going to go and pick up some girls!

Disclaimer: Question inspired by https://japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/40214/what-is-the-japanese-equivalent-of-to-pick-up-a-girl-or-to-hit-on-girls

  • 修车, 这车你能修吗?(Can you pick up that girl?), – wolfrevo Oct 22 '16 at 9:20
  • 撩妹 has become a very popular phrase recently; 泡妞 is another very common, well-known phrase that's been around longer. – user3306356 Oct 22 '16 at 13:46
  • @wolfrevo are you trying to protect the girls? – EmmaXL Oct 29 '16 at 10:43
  • Just to let you know that most the answers mean hitting on girls and not being serious about it/ not looking for a relationship. – EmmaXL Oct 29 '16 at 10:46
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Off the top of my head, I can think of 勾搭, 泡妞, 把妹 and 溝女

勾搭

http://www.cantonese.sheik.co.uk/dictionary/words/52068/

[1] pick up a lover

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溝女 (Cantonese slang)

http://www.cantonese.sheik.co.uk/dictionary/words/20482/

pick up chicks; go out looking for women to chat up; dawdle away one's time with a girl; [slang] cruise (look for sexual partner)

[variants] 媾女, 勼女, 追女仔

溝 is most probably a loanword from '(to) court'.

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泡妞 (Mandarin slang)

to pick up chicks; to go out looking for women to chat up; to chase skirts; to dawdle away one's time with girls |

http://www.cantonese.sheik.co.uk/dictionary/words/40924/

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把妹 (Internet slang)

http://www.cantonese.sheik.co.uk/dictionary/words/58867/

to chase girls; to pick up girls

 I'm going to go and pick up some girls!

我要去泡妞 (Mandarin slang)

我要去溝女 (Cantonese slang)

我要去把妹 (web slang)

我要去勾搭女人 (literal) "女人" can be replaced by 女孩 or 女生 in Mandarin and 女仔 in Cantonese

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Looking for a one night stand you might say:

我今晚去约炮。

Good luck with that!

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A common internet slang word for this is 撩妹 (liao2 mei4), literally "to tease sisters", but 妹(子) on the internet is commonly used just to mean a pretty girl. http://baike.baidu.com/item/%E6%92%A9%E5%A6%B9/19464048

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