Chinese Urban Dictionary: Pindie

​Literally meaning “to compete using father,” pindie is the exercise of using one’s father’s achievements to compete with others for upward mobility.

by Mia Li, 19 June 2018

Chinese Urban Dictionary: Kenlao

Literally meaning “to gnaw off the elderly,” kenlao is the reluctant choice of millions of young people in China today.

by Mia Li, 21 May 2018

Chinese Urban Dictionary: Zihei

We’re not sure if it's life that’s become harder or kids that have gotten weaker, but sarcasm alone is no longer a sufficient coping mechanism. Now we need zihei as well.

by Mia Li, 23 April 2018

Chinese Urban Dictionary: Baokuan

Taobao is not just a company – it's a lifestyle. It has changed our way of life, our culture and our language. It has also made baokuan (ubiquity) possible.

by Mia Li, 21 March 2018

Chinese Urban Dictionary: Foxi

People who have seen through the nihilistic nature of our material world, abandoned all desires and now live like buddhas.

by Mia Li, 05 February 2018

Chinese Urban Dictionary: Xidi

Literally meaning "to wash the floor," xidi refers to covering up a crime. But it has come to mean the act of excusing someone for a crime that they have probably committed.

by Mia Li, 24 January 2018

12 Trendy Chinese Phrases from 2017 You May Have Missed

Here's a look back at some notable Chinese slang words from 2017.

by That's, 29 December 2017

Chinese Urban Dictionary: Zhong Er

Literally meaning 'high school sophomore,' Zhong Er is a way to describe an adult who has never grown up.

by Mia Li, 29 December 2017

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