I have been playing a farming game these days and I joined a Chinese neighborhood in the game. There’s a chatting room feature that allows members of the neighborhood to chat with one another.
I don’t know if my understanding is correct but I feel like some people change 是 into 的 when they talk. Examples:
A: 大家都做就能进三甲, B: 不一定, 冠军的很难得
Shouldn’t it be something like “冠军是难的?”
There’s a female member that tried to be friendly and sent the kissing emoji (😘) to other member in my neighborhood but turned out it was a guy she did this to and the guy replied with: ”亲嘛, 我的男生”
Shouldn’t it be “我是男生”?
Of course, I might misunderstand what they said due to my low level Chinese. But if my understanding is correct, do 的…得 equal 是…的 and 的 equal 是 in this case?