Chinese trendy expressions in 2016

Discover the top 10 of best Chinese expressions in 2016!

Each year, new expressions are coming up in France and it is the same in China. Here are the top 10 new Chinese expressions to closely follow up!

Here you can find an article about 10 common Chinese phrases.

1. The feeling of acquisition (huo gan)

A new phrase launched by Xi Jinping President, during the times of the launch of this new reform where the future changes will supposed to be a huge success for the Chinese people and let them with this “feeling of acquisition”, by providing satisfaction. A word indicating the feeling of satisfaction after any gain, reused and immediately popularized through Chinese social networks.

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2. Appearance Value (yan zhi)

Have a high value of appearance or not, that is the main question. Using the term Yan Zhi (“face value”) for judging the beauty of a person in a quantitative manner. We already knew the data notes, 8/10 for the truly beautiful people, and the 5/10 for the average middling ones… The term Yan Zhi works as a gauge, especially to describe the beauty of celebrities.

Chinese is full of meaning value and signification, you can understand the Chinese culture by learning chinese.

 

3. Internet + (hu lian wang)

“Before there was the Internet, today there is Internet +: This is a development model merging the Internet and other economic and social productive elements, aiming to combine, restructure and recreate traditional sectors»

This term and this definition has been taken up by Medias after the Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang has mentioned it in the government report in 2015.

4. Maker (chuang ke)

Another term launched by the government in the same report: “Chuang Ke” is the Maker. This is designating the people who are able to create the product from a basic idea as a key for innovation in the Chinese economy. It seems that learning Chinese is the next challenge for CEO. CEO and managers have to get this “Chuang Ke”

 

5. Baby ( bao bao)

Bao Bao is the shortening of the term in vogue the “baby” meaning oneself.

Typically, it is the girls on social networks who will use this term to refer to themselves as the third person. An even more girly and “kawaii” manner to describe a situation.

6. Have the great open mind (nao dong da kai)

Be creative on the edge and in an unusual way is designating in China by “Nao dong da kai”: Having the largest open mind, or more precisely “to have the largest open hole in the brain” from another phrase “nao bu ”  meaning ” supplement the brain (with imagination) ”, very common in Japanese manga. You can see that Chinese language is full of imagery.

7. Being capricious (ren xing)

Children make whims and even adults, if you see this Chinese expression. Make a whim or rather be capricious, is the term that is used to designate as rich people who can spend lavishly. These kind of situations where people allow themselves to do what they want regardless of others.

8. The clan of severed hands (Duan shou zu)

For those who spend too much, you are probably parts of the clan of severed hands and you probably don’t know that: it is an expression used by women who want to “cut the hand” for having spent too much, particularly in terms of Internet purchases.

9. Celebrities on Internet ( wang hong)

Internet has a color and regarding celebrities, it is red (“famous”):

“Wang hong” («red internet”) is the term that enhanced the new consumer behavior, evaluating the reputation of an actor or a singer by the number of reviews on Internet.

10. It is the charisma that counts  (zhu zhi yao kan qi)

During the uproar caused by the promotion of the new album of Cindy Wang, the Taiwanese singer consuming Junk Food (burger), a netizen commented on the event by “It’s the charisma that counts,” ending the debate. The term has become widespread to describe the positive energy in the midst of negative reviews on social networks.

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