Internet Slang

熊本熊 [xióng běn xióng]

熊本熊 [xióng běn xióng] n. Kumamon, a mascot created by the government of Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan in 2010 for a campaign to draw tourists to the region. A number of emojis have been circulated on China’s Internet based on the image of Kumamon.

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抖S [dǒu s] and 抖M [dǒu s]

抖S [dǒu s] adj./n. Shake+S. Seriously sadistic. A seriously sadistic person.  Derived from the Japanese wordドS in the ACG subculture, this Internet slang term refers to the tendency to derive pleasure, especially sexual gratification, from inflicting pain, suffering, or humiliation on others.

抖M [dǒu m] adj./n. Shake+M. Seriously masochistic. A seriously masochistic person. Derived from the Japanese wordドM in the ACG subculture, this Internet slang term refers to the tendency to derive sexual gratification from one’s own pain or humiliation.

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打Call [dǎ call]

打Call [dǎ call] v. To cheer [for someone to show support]. This Internet slang term originated from Wotagei or otagei, which refers to a type of dancing and cheering gestures performed by wota, fans of Japanese idol singers (and thus seen as Akiba-kei), involving jumping, clapping, arm-waving and chanting slogans.


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回憶殺 [huí yì shā] and 摸頭殺 [mō tóu shā]

回憶殺 [huí yì shā] n. Memory+kill. In the Japanese comic book series Naruto, killing scenes tend to begin with flashbacks of incidents from the past. As an Internet slang term, it refers to the emotional reminiscing about the past.

摸頭殺 [mō tóu shā] n. Gently caress and stroke the head+kill. Originating from the Japanese manga trope of a guy caressing a gloomy girl’s head to comfort her, this Internet slang term is now regarded as a favorable flirting or titillating technique (effective only when used by one’s love interest or idol).

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手撕鬼子 [shǒu sī guǐ zi] and 抗日神劇 [kàng rì shén jù]

手撕鬼子 [shǒu sī guǐ zi] n. To lacerate the devils [a term of abuse for foreign invaders, particularly Japanese invaders] by hand. This Internet slang term pokes fun at the 2011 Chinese TV drama The Curious Maestros against Japanese Invasion in which a Kungfu master tears up the Japanese invaders in the War of Resistance against Japan (1937-1945). The plot was berated online and by state-run newspapers like People’s Daily for distorting history.

抗日神劇 [kàng rì shén jù] n. Epic dramas of the War of Resistance against Japan. This Internet slang term mocks TV dramas that blend history with fantasy to overglorify the Chinese army in the War of Resistance against Japan. Such dramas are widely cricitized by both the media and Internet users for distorting history.

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