Chinese Urban Dictionary: Jitang

Jitang is bite-sized content that tells us all our problems will be solved and everything will be okay, even if we don’t do anything.

by Mia Li, 22 August 2018

Chinese Urban Dictionary: Ganhuo

Imagine a world without unnecessary fluff. That is what ganhuo is.

by Mia Li, 20 July 2018

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: 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

Chinese Urban Dictionary: Laosiji

Literally meaning "an old driver," a Laosiji basically knows everything.

by Mia Li, 16 August 2017

Chinese Urban Dictionary: Bishilian

When struggling with overpopulation, you need to divide people into subgroups to keep order. India has the caste system, and China has its own social hierarchy – bishilian.

by Mia Li, 21 June 2017

Chinese Urban Dictionary: Nixi

When you turn defeat into victory, pity into respect.

by Mia Li, 15 March 2017

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