Here's a screenshot from the 1point3acres forums:

it says:

  1. 利口耳丝耳
  2. 利口丝久

What does this mean? Is it a transliteration from English?

You can also find phrases like:

利口 斯尔
利口 丝丝久

on the site.

Any ideas?

Edit: they seem to be "interview question types"

Uber ATG failed interview:


startup Element, Inc. failed interview:

利口散灵思->这个不是算每个点到(0,0) square 的 sum 相减么。。还有啥最优解?莫非是Segment tree 或者 binary indexed tree?

  • From here: 1point3acres.com/bbs/…? – Mou某 Sep 12 '19 at 10:01
  • Yes @user3306356. Could you please translate it for me. Thank you! – Rachael E Sep 12 '19 at 20:36
  • Please pay for translation service – 炸鱼薯条德里克 Sep 13 '19 at 2:52
  • @炸鱼薯条德里克 Do you understand what they're saying? I'd be willing to put some bounty up for it, out of pure curiosity. – Mou某 Oct 3 '19 at 10:56
  • I am in the same situation, would anyone would be kind enough to tell me what these two phrases mean: 利口-夭舞物 and 利口-夭尔七 – Rishabh Jain Dec 10 '20 at 2:51

I believe 利口 is the Chinese for:

Leet Code

[a] platform to help you enhance your skills, expand your knowledge and prepare for technical interviews.

and the rest are just numbers:

  • 耳丝耳 = 242
  • 丝久 = 49
  • 斯尔 = 12
  • 散灵思 = 304
  • 丝丝久 = 449

Although there might be some mistakes in the numbers there.

If we take 利口散灵思 for example that gives us: LeetCode 304 which is a question about:

Range Sum Query 2D - Immutable(Python)

Now back to the question at hand:

p.s.: the offical name for Leet Code in Chinese seems to be:


maybe the alternative translation adds to the code.

Leet Code has a list of articles here ordered by number.

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    阁下神人也,这也能看出来!拜服,拜服。 – Toosky Hierot Oct 3 '19 at 17:41
  • WOW!!!! Didn't know such a sub-linquistic culture exist. What will they think of next? – Wayne Cheah Jan 28 '20 at 8:16
  • cool, I think 耳丝耳 means 242 here – Kevin Jan 30 '20 at 6:02

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