Chinese language vocabulary 汉语词汇 OMG! Chinese Buzzwords! (11)

孕傻(yùn shǎ)

pregnancy stupidity

It is believed that women during pregnancy will suffer deterioration of cognition capability and memory because of hormone changes. However, it does return after birth.

调情短信(tiáo qíng duǎn xìn)


A Chinese translation of the English buzzword that is a portmanteau of flirt and texting.

慢活(màn huó)


While urbanites have been plagued by a fast tempo of work and life, some people have learned to slow down their pace whenever it is possible to offset the pressure.

塑化剂(sù huà jì)


A plastic polymer added illegally as a cheap thickening agent used mainly to make PVC soft and pliable. The Di (2-ethythexyl) phthalate, or DEHP, a kind of plasticizer that is blamed for the current Taiwan drinks scandal.

浮游照(fú yóu zhào)

levitation photo

An online fad of photographs taken when people are airborne, as if they were floating in the air. It is believed to have been started by Japanese girl Natsumi Hayashi.

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