Here's a look back at some notable Chinese slang words from 2018.
by That's, 28 December 2018
Kaigua refers to what we think those overachievers seem to have done to advance so much in so little time.
by Mia Li, 26 November 2018
When you drop serious money in an online game, it's called kejin.
by Mia Li, 23 October 2018
What's a gangjing? Someone who argues for the sake of arguing.
by Mia Li, 25 September 2018
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
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
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
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
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