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INTRODUCTION
John:
Chinese Slang Expressions Related to the Internet
John:
Hi everyone, and welcome back to ChineseClass101.com. I'm John Reyna.
Dehua:
And I'm Dehua!
John:
This is Must-Know Chinese Slang Words and Phrases, Season 1, Lesson 17. In this lesson, you'll learn chinese slang expressions related to the internet.
John:
The internet has become an essential part of our lives. Learn some interesting expressions created from the internet.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
John:
The expressions you'll be learning in this lesson are:
Dehua:
恶搞 (ègǎo)
Dehua:
吐槽 (tǔ cáo)
Dehua:
爆料 (bào liào)
Dehua:
拉仇恨 (lā chóuhèn)
John:
Dehua, what's our first expression?
Dehua:
恶搞 (ègǎo)
John:
literally meaning "evil doing." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "prank."
Dehua:
恶搞 (ègǎo)
John:
Listeners, please repeat.
Dehua:
恶搞 (ègǎo)
John:
Use this slang expression when you want to refer to a prank, parody, or mischiefs.
John:
Now let's hear an example sentence.
Dehua:
Youtube上的恶搞视频 (Youtube shàng de ègǎoshìpín)
John:
"prank videos on YouTube"
Dehua:
Youtube上的恶搞视频 (Youtube shàng de ègǎoshìpín)
John:
Okay, what's the next expression?
Dehua:
吐槽 (tǔ cáo)
John:
This literally means "spit into a tank ." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "to make complaints."
Dehua:
吐槽 (tǔ cáo)
John:
Listeners, please repeat.
Dehua:
吐槽 (tǔ cáo)
John:
Use this slang expression when someone complains, defiles or abuses others, or complains about something.
John:
Now let's hear an example sentence.
Dehua:
最近工作不顺利,很想找个朋友吐槽一下。 (Zuìjìn gōngzuò bù shùnlì, hěn xiǎng zhǎo gè péngyǒu tǔcáo yīxià.)
John:
"Work is not going well recently, I want to meet a friend and vent about it."
Dehua:
最近工作不顺利,很想找个朋友吐槽一下。 (Zuìjìn gōngzuò bù shùnlì, hěn xiǎng zhǎo gè péngyǒu tǔcáo yīxià.)
John:
Okay, what's our next expression?
Dehua:
爆料 (bào liào)
John:
literally meaning "broke the news." As a slang expression, it means "to break the news; tip-off; explosive revelations."
Dehua:
爆料 (bào liào)
John:
Listeners, please repeat.
Dehua:
爆料 (bào liào)
John:
Use this slang expression when little known information is exposed through the media.
John:
Now let's hear an example sentence.
Dehua:
一位网友爆料,那位电影明星来了伦敦! (Yī wèi wǎngyǒu bàoliào, nà wèi diànyǐng míngxīng láile lúndūn!)
John:
"A netizen claimed, the film star came to London!"
Dehua:
一位网友爆料,那位电影明星来了伦敦! (Yī wèi wǎngyǒu bàoliào, nà wèi diànyǐng míngxīng láile lúndūn!)
John:
Okay, what's the last expression?
Dehua:
拉仇恨 (lā chóuhèn)
John:
Which literally means "pull hatred." As a slang expression, it means "boasting, aiming to make others envious."
Dehua:
拉仇恨 (lā chóuhèn)
John:
Listeners, please repeat.
Dehua:
拉仇恨 (lā chóuhèn)
John:
Use this slang expression when someone boasts to their friends in order to make them jealous. It’s mostly used in internet blogs or while chatting.
John:
Now let's hear an example sentence.
Dehua:
这简直是在拉仇恨嘛。 (Zhè jiǎnzhí shì​​zài lā chóuhèn ma.)
John:
"This is just boasting."
Dehua:
这简直是在拉仇恨嘛。 (Zhè jiǎnzhí shì​​zài lā chóuhèn ma.)
QUIZ
John:
Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the expressions you just learned? I’ll describe four situations, and you’ll choose the right expression to use in your reply. Are you ready?
John:
You are making negative comments about a silly movie.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Dehua:
吐槽 (tǔ cáo)
John:
"to make complaints"
John:
You are watching a parody video of a classic scene.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Dehua:
恶搞 (ègǎo)
John:
"prank"
John:
You are showing off your luxurious holiday while your friends are busy working.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Dehua:
拉仇恨 (lā chóuhèn)
John:
"boasting, aiming to make others envious"
John:
You’ve heard a breaking news story about a celebrity.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Dehua:
爆料 (bào liào)
John:
"to break the news; tip-off; explosive revelations"

Outro

John:
There you have it; you've mastered four Chinese Slang Expressions! We have more vocab lists available at ChineseClass101.com so be sure to check them out. Thanks, everyone, and see you next time!
Dehua:
下回見 (xià huí jiàn).

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