Do you know how to say Idol in Mandarin? 偶像 ǒuxiàng？There is another slang, 爱豆 ài dòu, the Chinese transliteration for the English word “idol”.
爱 ài : love, 豆 dòu : beans
Chinese character “爱” (love) tell the euphoric feelings of fans towards their idols. This terms used by Chinese netizens to refer to heir idols, often young celebrities form the show business.
Pinyin: Wǒ de ài dòu chū xīn zhuānjí la!
English: My idol has a new album!
Pinyin: Wǒ xuānbù, tā shì wǒ de xīn ài dòu!
English: I declare that she is my new idol!