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Popular Chinese Words: Most of  younger Chinese in China like to say something new, we call it “shimao”, means fashion. Do you want to say some cool Chinese? Donot wait, start!

1.  shuĭ huò : wǒ jīntiān mǎi le yí ɡè shuĭhuò shǒu jī 
  水     货 :      我 今  天      买  了 一个 水   货       手   机
   Gray import goods; smuggled goods 

2. shăn hūn: xiànzài de niánqīnɡ rén dōu xǐhuɑn shǎn hūn
      闪   婚:       现在      的     年  轻       人   都     喜欢         闪     婚
Flash marriage. This Chinese term originated in the early 21st century to describe a marriage between partners who wed after knowing one another for less than 7 months. 

3.  fáng nú:  wǒ zài Shànɡhǎi mǎi le yítào fánɡzi,  wǒ biàn chénɡ le fánɡnú.
       房    奴:   我    在       上海        买  了 一套   房 子,   我      变      成      了 房 奴.
Mortgage slave 

4.  léi rén:  nǐ jīntiān de zàoxínɡ tài léi rén le. 
       雷人:    你  今天      的  造型        太   雷人   了.
Striking. It is now a popular contemporary Chinese Internet slang term. 

5.  shān zhài: wǒ de MP4 hé IPOD de hěn xiànɡ,  shì IPOD de shān zhài bǎn
       山      寨 : 我  的  MP4 和  IPOD 的  很       像,       是  IPOD 的     山  寨       版
Shanzhai, which literally means ‘mountain village’ in Chinese, is now a popular contemporary Chinese Internet slang term referring to copycat or clone culture. As a fast-growing phenomenon, more and more people, especially the young, are jumping on the bandwagon to share and create shanzhai items. One can find a shanzhai version for almost everything, from big brands to movies, songs, and even pop stars. 

6.  luò wǔ:  nǐ méi yònɡ ɡuò diànnǎo mɑ ?  nàme nǐ luò wǔ le!
      落   伍:  你    没     用       过       电脑       吗?      那么   你  落    伍 了!
Lag behind; become outdated or old-fashioned

7.  shèng nǚ:   wǒ jīn nián yí dìnɡ yào jié hūn,  yīn wèi wǒ bù xiǎnɡ dānɡ shènɡ nǚ 
       剩        女:    我     今   年     一定     要     结婚,      因    为     我  不  想        当      剩         女
3S woman (3S is short for Single, Seventies and Stuck). This tag refers to women who are old enough to marry but are still single. Usually they have a relatively good educational background and high income.

8.zhì yuàn zhě :
     志 愿      者
volunteer

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  1. Iain Manley 说:

    这些词很有用。可以说“我不要当一位房奴”吗?

  2. Candy Shi 说:

    Iain,你好! 你当然可以这样说! 可是, “位” 是一个很正式的量词, 你可以用”个” 或者你可以说”我不要当房奴”.
    Hello, Iain, of course you can say that. However, “wei” is a formal measure words, so you can use “ge” or just ignore the measure word.

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