I think it is an Internet slang, but found a few times on the web.


自大,在超市贵的东西都是写着纯国产 以前在语言学校的时候写作文 主题都是你认为日本哪里好 为什么喜欢日本 我tm是被逼来的 硬是编出来说日本人很有礼貌 日本的公共设施做得好 日本老师看着还一本满足 那副嘴脸真的很恶心。

What does “tm” mean? I searched on the web and found it means 他妈妈, but then it means 我他妈妈是 and does not make sense...

  • TM = 他媽, short for the vulgar 他媽的 = motherf*****g.
    – dROOOze
    Commented Jun 3, 2018 at 21:50
  • @droooze Ah, just got to know 他妈 is a slang, not the literal “his mother”! Thanks
    – Blaszard
    Commented Jun 3, 2018 at 21:53
  • It's (obviously) also written TMD. Anyway there's a whole bunch of acronyms and funny abbreviations people use that get updated quite often, mostly to escape censorship, and you might find some of these in another question.
    – dROOOze
    Commented Jun 3, 2018 at 22:01
  • @droooze Thanks and do you mind writing it up in an answer?
    – Blaszard
    Commented Jun 3, 2018 at 22:04
  • high scores seem puzzling,since TM occurs all the time on web, as 他妈(的)it has been the topic of previous Q (search this site with 他妈)
    – user6065
    Commented Jun 4, 2018 at 5:34

2 Answers 2


TM (also written TMD) is short for 他/她媽的, literally ('his/her mother's'), equivalent to English motherf*****g.

See the Wiktionary entry for more details.

  • The implicit noun after 他妈的 is B (q.v.).
    – lly
    Commented Jun 4, 2018 at 0:29

TM, TMD: 他妈,他妈的/地.

Depending on contexts, it could be interpreted differently:

  1. Damn it! // (她)妈的
  2. What the f**k are you doing? // 你TM在干嘛?
  3. Damn hot! // 真TMD热!
  4. What the f**king door is this? // 这是TM什么(破)门? ... ...

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