Internet Slang

會聊天 [huì liáo tiān] & 不會聊天 [bú huì liáo tiān]

會聊天 [huì liáo tiān] v. To know how to chat. A conversationalist who is polite, respectful, understanding, and interesting is touted as someone who knows how to chat. This Internet slang term celebrates one’s high EQ. In the Chinese Internet culture, a high IQ is predominately defined as being polite and considerate of others.

不會聊天 [bú huì liáo tiān] v. To not know how to chat. A person who doesn’t know how to chat tends to offend others intentionally or unintentionally. This Internet slang term is often used humorously as a mild criticism of the lack of consideration of others’ feelings.

 

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