I was wondering because while I am decent at speaking Chinese, I've just recently started sending messages online using it (16 years late lol). I've ended one sentence with "笑" but even that was borrowed from my Japanese interactions and not Chinese. I've also ended a few with "w" like in Japanese, but that just feels weird and (rightfully) out of place. Is there any ending that's more common so I can become more undercover on Chinese language twitter? Thanks!

  • 1
    maybe just :) but it's not language specific.
    – dan
    Mar 4, 2020 at 7:58
  • Using wwwww is hard to see. But you can see someone using 草(日本语).
    – tsh
    Mar 7, 2020 at 20:15

4 Answers 4


The best i can think of is 233.

It is originated from Chinese popular forum side 猫扑, the 233 is the number of emoji. Then it started to get viral to other forum side, people often lengthen the 3 behind the 233. The longer the 3, the funnier it gets to.

No.233 emoji is a dog having the face expression of >_< , see below picture:

233 emoji of www.mop.com

You would have something like this:



1 笑

2 ヾ(≧▽≦*)o or similars

3 haha

4 XD

5 :)

6 23333

7 草 (Yeah, some Japanese lover also use it, but be careful, other people use it as 'fuck')

8 lol

9 wwwwww

10 哈哈

enter image description here

Chinese use stickers(表情包) more to express these emotions.


As one of the other answers stated, 2333 = hahaha.
Also, xswl (short for 笑死我了) = laugh to death


If you want to learn more about these stuff, you could try going to the chinese "youtube" website which is https://www.bilibili.com/ and probably find something funny to watch. The 弹幕 which are the instant comments from other users may show a lot of other web slangs.

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