hangmu-style-aka-aircraft-style

走你 [zǒu nǐ] modal particle

Literally “go you”, this term means “let’s go” or “come on” in the northern China dialect.  走你 [zǒu nǐ] aka 航母 Style [háng mǔ style] “aircraft style” went viral in November, 2012 because of the gesture used to give the green light to the J-15 jet pilots on China’s first aircraft carrier.

一句话总结2012:1月的本山弃春晚,2月的活熊被取胆。3月的杜甫客串多,4月的胶囊皮鞋做。5月的中国在舌尖,6月的绳命很井猜。7月的暴雨猛于虎,8月的鸟叔骑马舞。9月的苏州有秋裤,10月的元芳很忙碌。11月的飞机请走你,12月的切糕吃不起。

2012 in one sentence: In January, Benshan abandoned the CCTV Spring Festival Gala. In February, bears’ galls were taken when they were still alive. In March, Du Fu was a guest performer everywhere. In April, capsules were found to be made by leather shoes. In May, China is on the tip of the tongue. In June, life is so wonderful according to Master Yancan. In July, torrential rains are even more to be dreaded than tigers. August’s Uncle Bird [Psy] presented the horse dance. September’s Suzhou erected a pair of  “long johns” [The Gate of the Orient]. October’s Yuanfang was as busy as a bee. November’s plane [J-15 jet] hey let’s go. December’s Xinjiang nuts cakes were too pricey for me.

[Note: The original Chinese text is a doggerel synthesis of the most viral news stories and topics on China’s Internet in 2012.

PSY is called 鸟叔 [niǎo shū] “Uncle Bird” in China because his first hit was “Bird”.]