"Little Brother"

December 27, 2010, 07:30 AM posted in General Discussion

Hi Guys.  I have a question.

Is there anything culturally significant in Chinese in calling someone "little brother"?  I'm a beginner at Chinese but I have a "friend" who is fluent.  When we go to bars in Taiwan to pick up women he always calls me "Xiǎo dì dè" or little brother to get a laugh out of the girls.  I'm Caucasian and he's of Iranian descent so we obviously don't look like brothers. 

Anyways, is there anything more to, "little brother" or is he just being a dick?


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