The Importance of Chinese Slang
For intermediate Chinese learners, the goal is no longer simply survival Chinese.
The goal shifts towards not only communicating with people on more complex topics, but also to make people laugh and to connect with them on a personal level.
Mastering Chinese slang is a key part of reaching these goals.
Unfortunately, online resources tend not to give Chinese slang the attention that it deserves. Established online dictionaries often do not cover slang at all, while other sites relating to Chinese may cover some slang in passing. Online resources also tend not to filter between slang that is more socially acceptable and can be regularly used by language learners and slang that would raise eyebrows (and fists).
Our Goal with Chinese Slang
Our goal in our Chinese slang posts is to:
- teach you commonly used slang
- focus on slang that is mainstream/unoffensive and hence usable in everyday life
- do it through thorough but easy to understand explanations and real life examples
Enjoy some of our Chinese slang posts here:
- China’s Group Buyers – 拼客
- Chinese Slang 101: “Leftover Girls” and “Diamond Wangs”
- Chinese Slang: The Naked Series
- Chinese Slang: The “Rushing Clan”
- Chinese Slang 101: Chinese geeks and nerds – 宅男
- The “Nibble Old Group” and Other Notable 族s
- The Many Varieties of “上班族”
- Chinese Slang: “Company Moths”
- Chinese Slang 101: “Color Wolf”
- Chinese Slang for “Newbie”
- Chinese Slang 101: How do you say “girly” in Chinese? 娘
- Chinese Slang 101: Can’t take it anymore? 伤不起
- Chinese Slang 101: How to say someone is making a fool out of himself
- Chinese Slang 101: A-OKAY
- Chinese Slang: “Minding My Own Business”
- Chinese Slang: The Ba Series for Tests, Interviews, and Karaoke
- Hold住 – What Disney & Spielberg Did To Be Successful
- Who Knew That Chinese Fruits Were Under So Much Pressure
- Slang For The NEW “What?!” – Horse God
- Spike Up Your Energy & Pump That Gas!
- Top Slang Phrases Of 2012
- Chinese slang to help you celebrate “Magical Singles Day”
- Top 5 Jeremy Lin Puns in China and Taiwan
- Valentines Day, aka “Catch Your Lover Day” in China
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