Questions tagged [internet-slang]

Questions concerned internet slang (互联网用语/網絡語言).

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Meaning of “建一个国内的飞机场,也能翻回去” and “美国不会对标建墙的”

I'm confused by the statement "建一个国内的飞机场,也能翻回去" and "美国不会对标建墙的" in this short blog post from https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/fs2zbK1kGUJ1xirpDaEFNA. My translation would be "if you ...
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What does “过SOR了吗” mean?

It appears in a WeChat sticker with a megaphone yelling "过SOR了吗" at a cartoon character. The cartoon character is holding a laptop and flinching and sweating because of the loud megaphone. I ...
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Why is the Internet saying 雪花飘飘 北风萧萧 all of a sudden? Is this the Chinese equivalent of Rickrolling?

For some reason, the Internet is swamped with people saying 雪花飘飘 北风萧萧 Xuě huā piāo piāo \\ běi fēng xiāo xiāo For example the HSK Official Twitter account tweeted (the hashtag #...
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Explain the concepts 沙雕 and 沙雕图

I came across these two words recently. Literally they mean sand sculpture and sand sculpture image. They are now internet slang for unrelated concepts seemingly. My understanding is that they are ...
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What is the origin of 甩锅 (“to pass the buck”)?

I've been hearing 甩锅 (shuǎiguō) used to describe how US president Trump often blames others (currently the WHO). It means "to shift the blame" or "to pass the buck". I'm interested in its etymology. ...
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Online, is there any equivalent to the Japanese web slang of ending a sentence with “w” or in English using “lol” just to indicate good-nature/humor?

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 ...
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Is 撒币 a proper Chinese word?

Occasionally one sees the word 撒币 in modern media and google translate translated it as "Sprinkle coins", which I think is inaccurate: does it not mean "to squander"? I failed to find this word "撒币" ...
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Is “JJ” slang for “penis” in Chinese?

Reading the comments to the news article 巴西女排变性球星将竞选国会议员 已瞄准东京奥运 about a Brazilian volleyballer who is transgender and wants to play in the Olympics, we have two comments: Both use this term "JJ&...
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How did the abbreviations 520 and 521 arise?

This article explains that 520 = 我愛你 521 = 我願意 Many such abbreviations are somewhat intuitive from the mandarin pronunciation: 5918 = wu3jiu4yao1ba1 ~ 吾就要發 But I can see no connection between ...
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What's the meaning of 厨 in internet slang?

I was in a Chinese forum for manga fans and I saw a user who introduced himself saying this sentence: 一个普通的《X》厨 Going by the context, I understand 厨 here means something like "fan of X", ...
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What does j8傻逼 mean?

In the following picture: I understand the meaning of 傻逼 but what is the "j8" before it?
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What does B格 mean?

In the following answer over 知乎: 我在美国,异国恋,一直在坚持,克服孤独的最好办法只能是享受孤独吧。这可能是略有B格的一句话,可当我真正到了国外学习,发现没有太好的办法来克服孤独,是我境界不高,还是我乐趣恶俗,的确始终找不到好的办法。大家都很忙,就算有朋友也很难照顾彼此,百分之九十五的时候是一个人去完成一项事情,不准剽窃,不准作弊,严格的制度和偏执的诚信,...
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What does “tm” mean?

I think it is an Internet slang, but found a few times on the web. Example: 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 ...
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What does 降维攻击 mean?

The idiom 降维攻击 is quite popular in Chinese chatting rooms. Interestingly, it's used almost in any context. What's the origin and meaning of it?
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What does 哈批 mean?

My Chinese friend said 哈批 but I don't understand what it means. When I googled, it showed 哈麻批 and it seems a dirty word. The whole sentence is something like the follows: This person is bullshit! He ...
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What does this sentence mean 我是男猪脚?

I tried looking up online dictionary but cannot find the meaning of 男猪脚? Its literal meaning is "I am a male pig's foot" and it makes no sense.
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What does 膝盖 mean in this context?

The following is a title of a post over 人民网. 15岁女孩出版6万字英文小说!不就膝盖吗?拿去! Source: http://m.jy1377.com/a/100/32674.html My dictionary (Pleco) only has "knee" as the meaning. The same is true of MDBG. ...
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What does 遍 mean in 小编遍搜多名?

In the following sentence: 小编遍搜多名日本时尚博主的推文和美图,盘点了一下2017秋季日系时尚关键词,和爱美的盆友共享。 I understand the meaning, which is something like the following: (Our) bloggers search for recommendations and ...
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What's the origin of the Hong Kong colloquialism “I go to school by bus”?

I've seen this phrase being used frequently on social media amongst the youth of Hong Kong. I go to school by bus Would anyone kindly explain how this phrase came to be and what it means? From my ...
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What's the reason behind the sudden influx of the English word “word” in Chinese slang?

I just got a push notification: word天! ..... and it's not the first I've gotten with the English word "word" in it. Here's a quick baidu: 焦点资讯 新闻| Word天,这款润滑油要逆天! 1小时前 搜狐汽车 厉害word哥!...
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What does 'duang' mean in 'online Chinese'?

I see this word popping up on Weibo and Taobao. It's not written with any character, but spelled out in Pinyin. What does it mean? EDIT: For the annals:
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Other than ChinaSMACK, do any other glossaries of acronyms used in Chinese, like PK, ZF, GCD, TMD, JC, etc exist?

This is the ChinaSMACK glossary. Wondering how outdated it is. Would something more up to date and/or more comprehensive exist, or this is pretty much it? Edit: Found This from Baidu. Very useful, ...
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How to say “fail” in Mandarin? (as in “epic fail” in internet memes)

The term fail is pretty popular on the internet these days, and one I'm quite fond of. Looking in my Chinese dictionary I can't find a great equivalent - is there a good way to say this? What would be ...