上頭 [shàng tóu] means “(of alcohol) to go to one’s head.” Intoxicated sisters refer to female fans who are so psyched about the sweet romantic scenes in Internet novels, idol dramas and online photos that they simply go bananas!
This slang term is made popular by the TV drama Go Go Squid! which took the country by storm in the summer of 2019. I gave up on the drama after watching a few video clips, because Li Xian’s character Han Shangyan has an annoying poker face and is too dominant in the relationship.
Go Go Squid! is one of those popular 甜寵 [tián chǒng] “sweet and pampering” idol dramas which are replete with sweet romantic scenes where the male lead would do anything for the female lead.
自帶BGM v. To possess one’s own background music. This Internet slang term describes a person who is so unique and impressive that when he or she comes up, you could hear music playing on the background. This slang term comes from the fact that important TV or movie characters tend to have their signature background music.
skr adj./adv. 1) Very talented and skillful in rapping; 2) Extremely, to a great extent. Skr was originally used as an alternative to a facepalm, but Chinese-Canadian singer Kris Wu misused it recurrently on The Rap of China to praise the contestants’ rapping skills and hence made it popular in July, 2018.
領盒飯 [lǐng hé fàn] v. To receive [one’s] boxed lunch. This Internet slang term describes a character exiting from a drama or movie because of death or other reasons. The term comes from the custom that actors get paid and receive boxed lunches on their last filming day.
定一個小目標 [dìng gè xiǎo mù biāo] <Expression> Set a small goal. This expression became popular in Chen Luyu’s 2016 interview with Chinese real estate tycoon Wang Jianlin where Wang said, “To become the richest person in the world, you need to set a small, feasible goal first, such as making 100 million RMB first.” The expression has been widely quoted to describe goal setting in different areas of one’s life. Sometimes sarcasm is involved.
涼涼 [liáng liáng] adj./v. Cool, chilled. Originally the title of the theme song of the 2017 Chinese TV drama Eternal Love, this Internet slang term is now widely used humorously to describe someone or something that went downhill or became a complete failure.