鸡 jī: chicken 汤 tāng：soup
Unlike chicken soup for the soul, in mandarin, Jitang is useless encouragement/ useless comfort.
Jitang information and advice. It tells you what you want to hear in the moment, but doesn’t help solve any real problems.Jitangis bite-sized content that tells us all our problems will be solved and everything will be okay, even if we don’t do anything.
Pinyin: Zhèxiē chàngxiāo shū shàng dū shì jītāng wénxué.
English: These bestsellers are all about chicken soup literature.
Pinyin: Wǒ bù ài tīng tā de yǎnjiǎng, dōu shì jītāng, méiyǒu gānhuò.
English: I don't like to listen to her talk. It's all chicken soup, no real stuff.