親 [qīn] n.

Short for 親愛的 [qīn ài de] “dear”, this Internet slang term is widely used by sellers on online shopping sites to address the customers and the general audience.


Bought a package online. The shipping box is too geili! What a considerate seller!

[Note: The Chinese characters on the box read:

Dear,  have you ever thrown a grenade?

Dear, have you ever thrown a gas tank?

The power of the thing inside this box is as great as theirs!

Gently lift it, gently (put it down).

Safety comes first.]