心大 [xīn dà] adj. Heart+big. This Internet slang term describes people who are so careless that they may put themselves or others in danger. It also describes people who are less susceptible to criticism or personal attacks because they don’t give a damn.
臉大 [liǎn dà] adj. Big-faced. This Internet slang term is used to criticize someone for being brazen or narcissistic.
自黑 [zì hēi] v. To make self-effacing comments. It could be a form of humblebrag, but it could also serve the sole purpose of amusing others.
你的良心不會痛嗎 [nǐ de liáng xīn bú huì tòng ma] Expression. Doesn’t your conscience feel pain? This expression originated from an Internet joke about the bromance between Tang poets Du Fu and Li Bai. The joke claims that Du Fu wrote 12 poems for or about Li Bai, but Li Bai reciprocated with only one poem. The joke writer felt sorry for the “mistreated” Du Fu and questioned Li Bai if he felt guilty for his “cruelty” with the aforementioned expression. Regardless of its original interrogative tone, this expression is later used humorously to tease someone who is boasting or gloating. For example, Internet celebrity Papi Jiang quipped that her conscience felt absolutely pain while she released a video to celebrate her husband’s birthday, even though the loving details shared about her husband might have caused single people to feel sorry for themselves.
流量小生 [liú liàng xiǎo shēng] n. Traffic+young man.
流量小花 [liú liàng xiǎo huā] n. Traffic+little flower.
These two Internet slang terms refer to male and female celebrities who have large throngs of fans on social networking as well as video sharing websites. They are hence able to increase website traffic significantly.
盆栽精 [pén zāi jīng] n. Bonsai+elf/spirit. This Internet slang term is a loving nickname for The Weeknd due to his dreadlocks resembling a bonsai tree.
葛優癱 [gě yōu tān] n. Ge You slouch. This Internet slang term referring to the sitting posture of actor Ge You’s role in the classic sitcom I Love My Family (1993-1994). It became popular in summer 2016 to describe how people relax in the sweltering heat.