100 Chinese Slang Words You Won’t Learn From Your Textbook [21-30]

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This is part 3 of a 10 part series in which you'll learn a total of 100 Mandarin Chinese slang words and expressions!

How do you say that something is is "great stuff" in Chinese? And what's an informal way of describing "a (spoiled) person who got their wealth from their parents"?

These are some of the popular expressions we'll cover in this part of my Chinese slang series.

Let's get started!

Common Chinese Slang Words [21-30]

#21 
 
富二代 fù èr dài

A (spoiled) person who got their wealth from their parents
lit. "rich second generation"

See examples of how to use 富二代 fù èr dài in conversation:

Dialogue Transcript

Example 1:

Ricky:

Angel, 你喜欢什么类型的男生?
Angel, nǐ xǐ huān shén me lèi xíng de nán shēng?
What type of guys do you like?

Angel:

我喜欢个子高的,成熟的。
wǒ xǐ huān gè zi gāo de, chéng shoú de.
I like tall and mature guys.

最好是个富二代
zuì hǎo shì gè fù èr dài.
"A rich second generation" guy would be perfect.

Example 2:

Ricky:

听说丽丽买了一套别墅。
tīng shuō lì lì mǎi le yī tào bié shù.
I heard that Lily bought a villa.

Angel:

没什么了不起的!
méi shén me liǎo bù qǐ de!
There's nothing amazing about that!

她不就是个富二代吗?
tā bù jiù shì gè fù èr dài ma?
She's just "a rich second generation", right?

#22 
 
比心 bǐ xīn

a finger heart sign for showing
your positive feelings, like love or happiness
lit. "make your fingers look like a heart shape"

See examples of how to use 比心 bǐ xīn in conversation:

Dialogue Transcript

Example:

Angel:

Ricky, 我的手机坏了。
Ricky, wǒ de shǒu jī huài le.
Ricky, my phone is broken.

你可以帮我修一下吗?
nǐ kě yǐ bāng wǒ xiū yī xià ma?
Can you help me fix it?

Ricky:

没问题!
méi wèn tí!
Sure!

修好了。
xiū hǎo le.
Fixed!

Angel:

哇!好厉害啊!比心
wa! hǎo lì hài a! bǐ xīn
Wow! Awesome! "A Finger Heart Sign"!

#23 
 
巨 jù

super / really / extremely
lit. "very large / huge / tremendous"

See examples of how to use 巨 jù in conversation:

Dialogue Transcript

Example:

Angel:

昨天的足球比赛怎么样?
zuó tiān de zú qiú bǐ sài zěn me yàng?
How was the football game yesterday?

Ricky:

好看!太精彩了!
hǎo kàn! tài jīng cǎi le!
It was extremely fun to watch! Wonderful!

#24 
 
耍 shuǎ

kid / tease / play a trick on

See examples of how to use 耍 shuǎ in conversation:

Dialogue Transcript

Example:

Angel:

我们一起去吃火锅吧!
wǒ men yī qǐ qù chī huǒ guō ba!
Let's go and have hot pot together!

Ricky:

好呀!好呀!
hǎo ya! hǎo ya!
Sounds great! Sounds great!

Angel:

可是我没有钱。
kě shì wǒ méi yǒu qián.
But I don't have any money.

Ricky:

你在我吗?
nǐ zài shuǎ wǒ ma?
Are you kidding me?

#25 
 
亲 qīn

darling /dear

See examples of how to use 亲 qīn in conversation:

Dialogue Transcript

Example:

Angel:

,你可以帮我一个忙吗?
qīn,nǐ kě yǐ bāng wǒ yī gè máng ma?
Darling, can you do me a favor?

Ricky:

,你说!
qīn,nǐ shuō!
Sure, just tell me, darling.

Angel:

,你能借我一百块吗?
qīn, nǐ néng jiè wǒ yī bǎi kuài ma?
Darling, can I borrow ¥100?

Ricky:

,我没钱。
qīn, wǒ méi qián.
Darling, I don't have any money.

#26 
 
干货 gān huò

great stuff
lit. "dry goods / dried fruit, nuts etc"

See examples of how to use 干货 gān huò in conversation:

Dialogue Transcript

Example 1:

Angel:

嘿!你快点上Mandarin HQ的网站吧!
hēi!nǐ kuài diǎn shàng Mandarin HQ de wǎng zhàn ba!
Hey! You should hurry over to Mandarin HQ's website.

Luoluo:

为什么呢?
wèi shén me ne?
Why?

因为那里有很多很多的干货
yīn wèi nà lǐ yǒu hěn duō hěn duō de gān huò.
Because there's lots of great stuff there.

Luoluo:

哇!真的吗?
wa! zhēn de ma?
Wow! Really?

Angel:

是呀!
shì ya!
Yes!

Example 2:

Luoluo:

看!我给你带来了满满的干货
kàn! wǒ gěi nǐ dài lái le mǎn mǎn de gān huò.
Look! I brought you lots of great stuff.

包你学会中文!
bāo nǐ xué huì zhōng wén!
I guarantee that you'll learn Chinese!

#27 
 
毒舌 dú shé

a sharp tongue
(The characteristic of speaking to others in a harsh, critical, or insulting manner)
lit. "poison tongue"

See examples of how to use 毒舌 dú shé in conversation:

Dialogue Transcript

Example 1:

Luoluo:

这个节目里有个毒舌评委。
zhè gè jié mù lǐ yǒu gè dú shé píng wěi!
There's a judge with a sharp tongue on this show.

Example 2:

Luoluo:

你呀!都三十多岁了。
nǐ ya! dōu sān shí duō suì le!
You are already over 30 years old.

还没有找到工作。
hái méi yǒu zhǎo dào gōng zuò.
You still haven't got a job.

也没有男友。
yě méi yǒu nán yǒu.
You don't have a boyfriend either.

整天只会吃跟睡觉。
zhěng tiān zhǐ huì chī gēn shuì jiào.
You just eat and sleep all day.

真没出息!
zhēn méi chū xī!
You are good for nothing!

Angel:

你真毒舌啊!
nǐ zhēn dú shé a!
You really have a sharp tongue.

好了嘛!我明天就去找工作了。
hǎo le ma!wǒ míng tiān jiù qù zhǎo gōng zuò le.
Fine! I will look for a job tomorrow.

#28 
 
佛系 fó xì

buddha-like
being kind-hearted / having an "anything will do" attitude
lit. "buddha department"

See examples of how to use 佛系 fó xì in conversation:

Dialogue Transcript

Example 1:

Luoluo:

嘿 !你可以帮我倒杯咖啡吗?
hēi ! nǐ kě yǐ bāng wǒ dào bēi kā fēi ma?
Hey! Could you please get me a cup of coffee?

Angel:

好!
hǎo!
Sure!

Luoluo:

诶!要不...可以帮我倒杯绿茶吗?
éi!yào bù... kě yǐ bāng wǒ dào bēi lǜ chá ma?
Hey! How about... Could you please get me a cup of green tea?

Angel:

好呀!
hǎo ya!
Sure!

Luoluo:

等等!
děng děng!
Wait!

要不你把咖啡和绿茶都给我吧?
yào bù nǐ bǎ kā fēi hé lǜ chá dōu gěi wǒ ba?
How about getting me both coffee and green tea?

Angel:

没问题!
méi wèn tí!
No problems!

Luoluo:

谢谢!有你这样的佛系同事实在是太开心了!
xiè xiè! yǒu nǐ zhè yàng de fó xì tóng shì shí zài shì tài kāi xīn le!
Thank you! I'm so glad that I have you, such a buddha-like colleague.

Example 2:

Luoluo:

嘿 !我们一起去旅游吧!
hēi!wǒ men yī qǐ qù lǚ yóu ba!
Hey! Let's travel together!

Angel:

好呀!
hǎo ya!
Sure!

Luoluo:

你觉得去云南,怎么样?
nǐ jué de qù yún nán, zěn me yàng?
How about going to Yunnan?

Angel:

不错!
bù cuò!
Sounds good!

Luoluo:

北京呢?
běi jīng ne?
What about Beijing?

Angel:

很好!你决定吧!
hěn hǎo! nǐ jué dìng ba!
That's great! You just go ahead and decide!

Luoluo:

太好了!有你这样的佛系闺蜜。
tài hǎo le! yǒu nǐ zhè yàng de fó xì guī mì.
It's great that I have you, such a buddha-like best friend.

我觉得太幸福了!
wǒ jué de tài xìng fú le!
I feel so fortunate!

#29 
 
​砍价 kǎn jià

bargain

See examples of how to use 砍价 kǎn jià in conversation:

Dialogue Transcript

Example 1:

Luoluo:

老板,便宜十块钱给我吧?
lǎo bǎn,piàn yí shí kuài qián gěi wǒ ba?
Boss, could you please give me ¥10 discount?

我一定会给你好评的。
wǒ yī dìng huì gěi nǐ hǎo píng de.
I promise that I will give you a good review.

Angel:

好吧!你真会砍价
hǎo ba! nǐ zhēn huì kǎn jià.
Okay! You're really good at bargaining.

Example 2:

Angel:

走!咱们去南京路逛街去。
zǒu! zán men qù nán jīng lù guàng jiē qù.
Let's go! Let's go shopping at Nanjing Road.

Luoluo:

诶!等一下!
éi! děng yī xià!
Hey! Wait!

我叫上我老妈帮我们砍价
wǒ jiào shàng wǒ lǎo mā bāng wǒ men kǎn jià.
I will ask my mom to come along and help us to bargain.

#30 
 
​​尬聊 gà liáo

have an awkward conversation

See examples of how to use 尬聊 gà liáo in conversation:

Dialogue Transcript

Example 1:

Luoluo:

嘿,Angel! 昨天的相亲,怎么样啊?
hēi, Angel! zuó tiān de xiāng qīn, zěn me yàng a?
Hey, Angel! How was your date yesterday?

Angel:

别提了!
bié tí le!
I don't want to talk about it!

尬聊了一个小时。
gà liáo le yī gè xiǎo shí.
We had an awkward conversation for an hour.

Luoluo:

啊?!
a?!
Eh?!

Example 2:

Luoluo:

亲爱的,我男朋友的父母想要见我。
qīn ài de, wǒ nán péng yǒu de fù mǔ xiǎng yào jiàn wǒ.
Darling, my boyfriend's parents want to meet me.

Angel:

啊?见家长啊!
a? jiàn jiā zhǎng a!
Ah? Meeting his parents!

Luoluo:

是呀!这下我得要跟他们尬聊了。
shì ya! zhè xià wǒ děi yào gēn tā men gà liáo le.
Yes! I have to have awkward conversations with them.

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