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CHINESE CHARACTERS

On the Character: 演

A character that helps you fake it ’til you make it

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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”

SOCIAL CHINESE

A Language Guide to Avoiding “Death By Praise”

How to remain clear-eyed in the face of flattery

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Playing Chicken With China's New Superkids

China’s education system is no game of chicken—here's a linguistic guide to how to survive it

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Why are players called "Sea Kings" in Chinese?

Chinese internet slang for unfaithful partners and their manipulative tactics

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Slap Bash

The memes that punish those who break their word

LANGUAGE

2018: The Year in Words

Reform anniversary, trade war and some slang words covered by TWOC won the Chinese word-of-the-year contest

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Money Talks

Slang in poverty and richness

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Hit’ Em Up

In the age of celebrity rumors, “solid hammer” is evidence that packs a punch

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