Chinese Urban Dictionary: Gan' ga ai

Expert autopsies of gan' ga ai (aka awkwardness cancer) have concluded that it is a mixture of anxiety, social awkwardness, shame and guilt.

by Mia Li, 29 November 2016

Chinese Urban Dictionary: Yanzhi

Literally meaning 'face number,' yanzhi is a mark on the scale of how pleasing a face looks.

by Mia Li, 26 October 2016

Chinese Urban Dictionary: Rensheng Yingjia

Rensheng yingjia – literally 'life winner' – refers to those who are successful from the start.

by Mia Li, 04 October 2016

Chinese Urban Dictionary: Beitai

Just like road conditions, love is an unpredictable and fickle affair.

by Mia Li, 24 August 2016

Chinese Urban Dictionary: Zhanan

In the Chinese language, 'zha' is probably the lowest appraisal you can give to anything.

by Mia Li, 14 July 2016

Chinese Urban Dictionary: Laonü

Originally a Cantonese word, laonü began as a derogatory term for any poor young women in China who came to rich cities to find a partner.

by Mia Li, 22 June 2016

Chinese Urban Dictionary: Nanyou Li Max

Is your boyfriend nanyou li max? If not, you might want to reconsider.

by Mia Li, 20 May 2016

Chinese Urban Dictionary: Goudai

How did goudai – which means dog leash – come to mean 'go die'?

by Mia Li, 28 April 2016

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