Top Internet phrases of the year 2012 in China

| January 30th, 2013

In December, Modern Express (现代快报) published a list of the top internet words and phrases of the year 2012. Some of the most interesting are summarized below:

搬砖 (ban1 zhuan1) – “to move bricks”, describes the kind of jobs that working class and lower class people tend to do

This year, the phrase 吊丝 (diao4 si1) has come to be used as a self-deprecating term for the average poor young person in contrast to the “tall, rich, and handsome”高富帅 (gao1 fu4 shuai4). […]Read more…

10 most popular Internet phrases in China in 2012

| January 6th, 2013

Happy new year everyone! the following is a guest post by Philip via MarketingToChina.com, edited by Key.

These are the current top 10 internet phrases in China: 屌丝 Diaosi, 元芳你怎么看 Yuan Fang, what do you think, 杜甫很忙 Du Fu Hen Mang, 高富帅,白富美 Gao Fu Shuai, Bai Fu Mei, 矮矬穷 Ai Cuo Qiong, 你幸福吗 Ni Xing Fu Ma, 躺着也中枪 Tang Zhe Ye Zhong Qiang, 给跪了 Gei Guil Le, 碉堡了 Diao Bao Le, 查水表 Cha Shui Biao.

1. 屌丝 Diaosi

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A typical Diao Si

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Renren in the “my dad is Li Gang” incident fuss

| November 20th, 2010

(In Chongqing, an art work named “Car accident is more fierce than the South China Tiger, my dad is Li Gang” appeared on the Foreigner Street in Nanan District. )

On an October night in Hebei University in northern city of Baoding two college girls were struck by a black Volkswagen sedan. The driver, who is a recent college graduate and a Baoding local, tried to escape but was stopped by security guard. Confronting by the guard, he said the line […]Read more…

Abortion commercial that makes your “balls hurt”

| July 15th, 2010

 

It is easy to get an abortion in China, a country where over 13 million abortions are carried out each year.  According to this commercial, it only cost 98 Yuan (15$) during early pregnancy at Yunnan Union Hospital!  The commercial ironically uses the melody of a popular Chinese song Love Business sang by Xiaoxiao Murong. With its catchy tune, many kuso version of the Love Business  lyrics are also circulating the net.

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2009 End of the Year Review – 10 Most Popular Internet Phrases in China

| December 31st, 2009

Happy new year again! Here is another tally of 10 most popular Internet phrases in China to see off 2009.  Compare it with ESWN’s version!

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