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Talk Like You Care About the FIFA World Cup

Learn these phrases to fake soccer fandom and join any conversation about the World Cup

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How Gen Z is Changing Work Culture...by Speaking Up

Challenging everything from overtime work to abusive bosses, can China’s “post-00s” really rewrite workplace norms?

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Pretty Talks: Talk Like a Chinese Beauty Influencer

Considering a career as a beauty influencer? Talk like one first.

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Netizen Takes on Fallen Celebs

When police detained Li Yifeng, his fans took to social media to vent

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“Retreat!”—Chinese Netizens’ New Catchphrase Against Frustration

How netizens are repurposing a “spell” from middle-aged aunties to ward off daily evils

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Turtle Eggs and Scorpion Hearts: The Colorful World of Chinese Cursing

Discover China’s favorite swear words and their cultural contexts

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Beijing’s Outbreak Spawns Even More Covid Slang

As Covid prevention policies roll on, so too do online slang and memes

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Memes and Slang From the Shanghai Lockdown

Group-buying chiefs, vegetable storing guides, the Covid calendar, and “hard currency” cola—learn the internet slang inspired by the Shanghai lockdown

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How Netizens Adapt Classic Literature to the Covid Age

Literary-minded social media posters are adapting famous works for the Covid-19 era

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Deciphering “Bullet” Comments Online

Learn the slang that peppers Bilibili’s “bullet curtain”

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