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Chinese Buzzwords in 2013

 

1. 潮人 cháo rén :Trendsetter
e.g. 他是个潮人,每天出门都要精心打扮一番。
tā shì gè cháo rén ,měi tiān chū mén dōu yào jīng xīn dǎ bàn yī fān 。
He is a trendsetter, he will dress up before going out everyday.

2. 剩女 shèng nǚ:Single Woman
e.g. 大城市里,剩女越来越多了。
dà chéng shì lǐ ,shèng nǚ yuè lái yuè duō le 。
There are more and more single women in some big morden cities.

3、自然萌 zì rán méng :naturally cute

An expression used by young people online to describe someone who looks adorable in the way they carry themselves - whether in how they walk or talk. "萌" is transliteration from the Japanese word "moe," which literally means "budding" in English.

4、天然呆 tiān rán dāi :natural airhead

This is used to describe a person who appears to be an airhead but is in fact sharp and witty and good company. The expression is borrowed from Japanese, used often by people who are fanatical about ACG (animation, comic and games).

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    Chinese Buzzwords in 2013

    1. 潮人 cháo rén :Trendsetter
    e.g. 他是个潮人,每天出门都要精心打扮一番。
    tā shì gè cháo rén ,měi tiān chū mén dōu yào jīng xīn dǎ bàn yī fān 。
    He is a trendsetter, he will dress up before going out everyday.

    2. 剩女 shèng nǚ:Single Woman (Spinster)
    e.g. 大城市里,剩女越来越多了。
    dà chéng shì lǐ ,shèng nǚ yuè lái yuè duō le 。
    There are more and more single women in some big morden cities.

    3、自然萌 zì rán méng :naturally cute

    An expression used by young people online to describe someone who looks adorable in the way they carry themselves - whether in how they walk or talk. "萌" is transliteration from the Japanese word "moe," which literally means "budding" in English.

    4、天然呆 tiān rán dāi :natural airhead

    This is used to describe a person who appears to be an airhead but is in fact sharp and witty and good company. The expression is borrowed from Japanese, used often by people who are fanatical about ACG (animation, comic and games).

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