SOCIAL CHINESE

Essential Chinese Phrases for Cheapskates

How to talk about saving and conscious spending in the era of “consumption downgrade”

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Office Zootopia: How Chinese Netizens Relate to Animals

Increasingly frustrated by their career prospects, China’s workers are likening themselves to various animals to blow off steam

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Between the Light and the Dense

What do Chinese netizens mean when they refer to each other as “light,” “dense,” and “stealthy”?

SOCIAL CHINESE

Checking In: A Language Guide to Social Media Travel Posting

​Learn how to “check-in” at China’s viral tourist destinations and post about travel online

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Zeroes to Heroes: Chinese Fans’ New-Found Love for Losers

China’s latest meme celebrates unsung, “spineless” heroes, proving that real strength often lies in the beautifully flawed

SOCIAL CHINESE

Learn the Deceptive Language of China’s Matchmakers

How to decipher the exaggerations and deceptions of matchmaking professionals

SOCIAL CHINESE

Talk Like a Chinese Food Vlogger

Want to get paid for eating good food? Here’s what you need to know about China’s food blogging industry

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The Art of Hunong: Netizens’ Have Perfected Tactics to Avoid Conversation

Chinese netizens have mastered the art of slacking to survive in an increasingly stressful society

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Mentally Stable: Top Memes and Slang of 2023

In a year marked by a competitive job market and viral trends, here are the words and phrases that netizens coined to talk about it all

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The Toe-Curling World of Awkward Chinese Internet Slang

A guide to expressing embarrassment like a Chinese netizen