发表于 2009/3/31 10:58:00
1. 山寨 copycatting This Chinese term literally refers to the mountain strongholds of bandits. First borrowed to describe rip-off products, it has evolvedto refer also to homemade products, such as video parodies of movies. 2. 囧 be sunk/sunken This is an ancient Chinese character, pronounced jing. It means "light shining through a window". Young Chinese use it to express embarrassment, or a bad mood. Look at the character. Doesn’t it look like a disappointed face? 3. 很黄很暴力 very pornographic, very violent During a CCTV interview about a new Internet censorship regulation, a girl said that an uncensoredWeb page once popped up on her computer. She called it "very pornographic, very violent". Some believe the girl was told to say it by CCTV, so it is now used to mock the way the network covers news. 4. 槑 nuts Pronounced méi, the word is a variant of the word for "梅". But it also looks like a double version of the character 呆 (dai), which means stupid. So netizens have borrowed it to mean "very silly or very stupid". 5. 叉腰肌 Psoas muscle Xie Yalong, the former head of the Chinese Football Association, once criticized women players, saying they have weak Psoas muscles. (This is the muscle that links the trunk to the legs； it’s important for motion.) However, nobody, including the players, knew where the muscle is. This quote is now used to mock Xie, who was recently removed from his position.