Chinese Urban Dictionary: Ningmengjing

Welcome to the People’s Republic of Envy.

by Mia Li, 20 September 2019

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: Shenshou Dang

A shenshou dang is someone who, instead of looking things up for themselves, insists on bothering others by asking them for information.

by Mia Li, 22 December 2016

Chinese Urban Dictionary: Anli

Welcome to the hyper-corporate and hyper-consumerist China, where names of international conglomerates and their business models are everyday verbs.

by Mia Li, 22 January 2019

Chinese Urban Dictionary: Zhuxin

Sometimes, when you make an offhand comment or are just thinking out loud, a certain type of person assumes that you mean things you don’t, or goes hunting for the ‘hidden motives.’...

by Mia Li, 21 January 2020

Chinese Urban Dictionary: Aidou

In China's full-blown consumer society, when you are done choosing jackets and shoes that best represent you, you must also choose an aidou.

by Mia Li, 24 December 2018

Chinese Urban Dictionary: Qiushengyu

We all know that the best way to make a person prove his or her love for you is to torture them.

by Mia Li, 18 December 2019

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

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