With the development of online chatting, there are also some new development of Chinese. Here are some popular Chinese Internet words that you must know when you are learning Chinese.
The word “méng” comes from Japanese animation, and is used to say something is very cute. Màiméng (literally, to sell meng), means someone is pretending to be cute.
This is an ancient Chinese character meaning light or window that Chinese net users have repurposed as an emoticon. It symbolizes a person with an open mouth, used to express shock, dismay, or awkwardness, or anything else the character conjures in your mind.
Originally used to refer to male pubic hair, this term came from Baidu’s reddit-like forums, where football fans used it to refer to themselves in a deprecatory way. Now it means a loser, deadbeat, someone who has no chance of ever getting a house, a car, or a girlfriend.
This means even though you’re lying down you end up getting shot. When an innocent bystander manages to get hurt, they can use it to laugh at themselves.
Memedā is a kissing sound used by couples on all kinds of messaging services to express their affection for each other. If you say it to someone and they say it back, it means your affections are reciprocated.