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How Chinese Netizens Talk Like Squabbling Pandas

Why are people talking about snatching bamboo shoots (夺笋 duó sǔn)?

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Internet Slang Terms that Defined 2021

TWOC’s picks for top phrases and memes that took over the Chinese internet this year

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“Asking for a Friend” on the Chinese Internet

How Chinese netizens use their imaginary friends to hide their embarrassment

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Going for Broke: Slang for the Cash-Strapped

After spending all their wages on Singles Day shopping, how do Chinese netizens talk about being low on funds?

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The Singles Day Slang of China’s Online Shopaholics

The November 11 shopping festival means buying from “sales demons,” paying “IQ taxes,” and getting “grass-planted” by livestreamers

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What’s in Chinese Netizens’ DNA?

What Chinese netizens mean when they say, “My DNA moved”

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The “Disease” of Social Confidence on the Chinese Internet

Netizens have identified a condition worse than social anxiety—“Social NB Disorder”

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Chinese Netizens are Bringing “Emo” Back

Learn what it means to “emo” in Chinese internet-speak

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How Chinese Shippers “Chew” on On-Screen Couples

China's super fans have a range of slang to describe their love of fictional TV couples

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