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ID: 0692 Intermediate
It seems your Chinese book left out the the units on '886' and 'PMP.' That text message you just received mentioned something about vomiting congee. Is '520' an area code or the lucky number for this week's lottery? You need the hip kids of ChinesePod to swim you through this sea of lingo. Listen to this podcast and find out the slang that the dictionary forgot to mention.
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聊天 liáotiān to chat
网络 wǎngluò internet
瞎编 xiābiān to fabricate
谐音 xiéyīn homophone
yòu zài liáotiān a 。zěnme zhème duō shùzì ?háiyǒu zhèxiē huà ,shì Zhōngwén ma ?
You're chatting again. Why so many numbers? And what's this crazy language? Is it Chinese?
yéye ,zhè dōu shì wǎngluò yǔyán 。xiànzài dàjiā zài wǎngshàng dōu yòng zhèxiē 。
Grandpa, this is all internet slang. Nowadays everyone uses it online.
shì nǐmen zìjǐ xiābiān de ba ?
Did you all randomly concoct it yourselves?
bù shì ,zhèxiē dōu shì yǒu dàolǐ de 。hěn duō shì xiéyīn ,bǐrú shuō “ǒu ”shì “wǒ ”de yìsi ,“xīfàn ”jiùshì “xǐhuan ”。nín kàn ,wǒ zhèlǐ xiě de “ǒu xīfàn ”jiùshì “wǒ xǐhuan ”。
No, it all makes sense. A lot of it is similar pronunciation, like ``ou" meaning ``wo," and ``xifan" for ``xihuan." Look, where it says ``ou xifan" right here means ``wo xihuan."
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