傷不起 [shāng bù qǐ] Expression. Literally “not hurtable”, this slang term is often used to describe oneself as being very vulnerable. This term also means “not offendable.” In that case, it is used to describe an authority figure who is too powerful to offend.


One day in the Physics class, one classmate said everything Einstein said was bullshit. Physics teacher: “Then you go tell Einstein.” “I don’t think I have a chance.” “Opportunities can be created.” “How can I create an opportunity? Go to Heaven to find him? Too mean. Teachers are not hurtable.”