Regulars of this community might recognize me as the guy who asks for random phrases that I remember from my childhood, and this is another one that I can't find on Google Translate

The phrase is "Qiu Qiu" and I think it comes with the third tone (down/up) and then fifth tone (dot)

It should mean something like "Check this out" or "check me out"
Maybe I heard it in TV shows? or my kid cousins? like maybe my cousin would do a skateboard trick and say "qiuqiu" right before

I might have the pinyin totally wrong too. Does anybody know what word I'm remembering?

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Should be 瞅瞅, can be chou or qiu based on where you are in the northern China. This should be considered as a dialect rather than standard Mandarin.

  • i think this is the correct one, though the other user answered Qiao Qiao, and they both look, to have the same definition
    – A O
    Commented Aug 24, 2021 at 19:40
  • but Chou Chou sounds way more familiar to me, and i'm pretty sure it's just a dialect that I also feel that qiu qiu sounds familiar too. My family is from northeast
    – A O
    Commented Aug 24, 2021 at 19:40
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    @AO Yeah, 瞅 is used more in northeast Region. E.g. 你瞅啥? 瞅你咋地!Qiu doesn't ring any bell to me, but chou evokes the character 瞅.
    – dan
    Commented Aug 24, 2021 at 23:37
  • Didn't know your background so I made my guess based on "qiu qiu", which sounds like 瞧瞧 in Mandarin. If "chou chou" sounds way familiar to you then 瞅瞅 is the answer as it's a north east dialect from China
    – wk14
    Commented Aug 25, 2021 at 2:25

My guess is:
qiaoˊ qiaoˊ

When spoken in dialog you may hear qiaoˊ qiao˙, meaning they want you to take a look at something.

Here are some examples.

  • But the asker mentioned the first character is third-tone; 瞧 is obviously not. It is strange!
    – T-Pioneer
    Commented Aug 25, 2021 at 8:55

【瞧瞧 qiao qiao】 or 【瞅瞅 chou chou】? 【qiu qiu】→It's a regional dialect, not standard Pronunciation of Putonghua.


Personally... I guess it may be 啾啾 jiujiu(first tone). which represent the sound of birds. It stealthily reminds u to look somewhere or something. It's one kind of cuddly presentation.

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