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 conversationist who is polite, respectful, and knows how to please others in an unaffected way 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 unintentially. This Internet slang term is often used humorously as a mild criticism of the lack of consideration of others’ self-esteem.

 

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