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5 Big Shots Kneeled and Called Me Mom – Glossary

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Crow’s Feet
鱼尾纹 wrinkles
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Four Modernizations
四个现代化 The Four Modernizations were goals first set forth by Deng Xiaoping to strengthen the fields of agriculture, industry, defense, and science and technology in China
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Louzi
老子 father / daddy / “I, your father” (in anger, or out of contempt) / I (used arrogantly or jocularly)
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waipo
外婆 maternal grandmother
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Jiejie or Jie
姐姐 Older Sister, Jie can also be attach on someone name as a recpectable way to call someone
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Yiyi or Yi or Ahyi
maternal aunty, mother’s younger/older sister. Sometimes was use on non-blood relative older female as a form of respect or closeness. Sometimes among friends, they usually call each other mother as Aunty(in English) or Ahyi
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MeiMei
妹妹 Younger Sister
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ghost
In Chinese, “ghost” can be a derogatory term used as a curse or an insult
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Wasai
哇塞 an exclamation in wonder = wow
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calabash babies
葫芦娃 Click for more
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biaoge
表哥 elder cousin brother from maternal family
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tears of blood
血泪 symbol of extreme suffering
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The human heart was not like the ancient
人心不古 Refer to how the ancient people are more simple while the modern people are more deceitful.
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dog shit luck
狗屎运 unexpectedly lucky
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own’s family/my family
自家/我家 usually use to declare ownership on something or someone. I.e. my family husband, his family dog…etc
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shen
wife of father’s younger brother. Can be as use as a respectable term for someone who is an elder and close to you.
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husband and wife mutual appearance
夫妻相 indicate how 2 people having a similar facial look/features that usually people link it to having the fate of being a couple.
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Chew with mouth closed, lay silent
食不语,寝不言 Don’t talk when you chew something in your mouth. When you should go to bed, go to bed on time. Don’t make noises to disturb others.
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injected with chicken blood
打鸡血 use to satirizes a person emotions. From the 1980s, there is a health care method called “chicken blood therapy”, which is to take out the blood of a year-old rooster and give it to people for injection. It was all the rage among the veteran cadres. The person who had been injected with chicken blood had a red complexion.
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A man of your eminence is apt to be forgetful
贵人多忘事 It was originally used to meant that senior officials were arrogant and did not miss their old friends, and later used to mock people who was forgetful
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suck blood
吸血 blood is life. If you sucked someone’s blood, you took advantage of that person. If your blood was sucked, you was taken advantage of.
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a hero that had no chance to show his might
英雄无用武之地 someone who was talented but there was no chance to show or use his talent
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No Blood on Soldiers’ Swords
兵不血刃 to achieve victory without fighting
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Gege or Ge
哥哥 older brother. Adding a 哥 at the end of a name can also be a respectful way of calling someone older then you.
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Shushu
叔叔 father’s younger brother. Can be used to call any older man who had no blood relation as a form of respect
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elementary school chickens
小学鸡 a hong kong slang term that originally was a derogatory term for elementary school student and those without academic qualification. It now refers to all people who have naive behaviours and thoughts, immature minds, often squabbles and creates troubles
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chuunibyou
中二病 a Japanese slang term for the embarrassing behaviour of 13-to-14-year-olds. The term literally means “Middle [School] 2[nd Year] Syndrome” (often translated as “Eighth-Grader Syndrome” in US media)

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