Mandarin Internet Slang on Social Media

Nowadays, a lot of people cannot live a normal life without mobile phones. I believe many of you spend much time on Wechat, Weibo or Facebook every single day, now the question is how much about Mandarin internet slang do you know? Let’s learn some practical Mandarin!

1. like 点赞(diǎn zàn)

For example,

If you find this video amusing, please like it.

如果我的视频有意思,请点赞。

(rú guǒ wǒ de shì pín yǒu yì sī ,qǐng diǎn zàn 。)

2. moments 朋友圈 (péng yǒu quān)

Moments of Wechat is “朋友圈(péng yǒu quān)” in Chinese, which literally means “friend circle”.

I would really love to share my happiness on my Wechat moments.

我很乐意在微信朋友圈上分享我的快乐。

(wǒ hěn lè yì zài wēi xìn péng yǒu quān shàng fèn xiǎng wǒ de kuài lè 。)

3. post 发帖 (fā tiě)

She always posts on websites.

她总是在网站上发帖。

(tā zǒng shì zài wǎng zhàn shàng fā tiě 。)

4. forward 转发(zhuǎn fā)

He forwarded a very interesting video to me.

他转发了一个很搞笑的视频给我。

(tā zhuǎn fā le yī gè hěn gǎo xiào de shì pín gěi wǒ 。

Ps: “repost” is also “转发(zhuǎn fā)”in Chinese. For example: He reposted a news on Taylor Swift on Wechat. 他在微信转发了关于泰勒斯威夫特的新闻。(tā zài wēi xìn zhuǎn fā le guān yú tài lè sī wēi fū tè de xīn wén 。)

5. follow 关注(guān zhù)

She followed his microblog and became his fan.

她关注了他的微博,成了他的粉丝。

(tā guān zhù le tā de wēi bó ,chéng le tā de fěn sī 。)

6. unfollow 取关(qǔ guān)

She unfollowed Justin Bieber.

她取关了贾斯丁比伯。

(tā qǔ guān le jiǎ sī dīng bǐ bó 。)

7. unfriend  删好友(shān hǎo yǒu)

She unfriended John after having a fight with him.

她和约翰吵架后删好友了。

(tā hé yuē hàn chǎo jià hòu shān hǎo yǒu le)

8. blacklist 拉黑(lā hēi)

Don’t send me ads, I will blacklist you.

别给我发广告,我会拉黑你。

(bié gěi wǒ fā guǎng gào ,wǒ huì lā hēi nǐ 。)

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