Chinese language vocabulary 汉语词汇 OMG! Chinese Buzzwords! (19)

云服务(yún fú wù)

ICloud is the latest branding of Apple’s cloud computing services, which has previously been branded as iTools in 2000, Mac in 2002, and MobileMe in 2008. The cloud-based system allows users to store music, photos, applications, documents, Safari and Internet Explorer bookmarks, reminders, notes, iBooks and contacts, as well as serving as a platform for Apple’s email servers and calendars.

501军团(501 jūn tuán)
501st Legion

The 501st Legion is an international fan-based organization dedicated to the construction and wearing of replica costumes of various characters from the Star Wars universe. Founded by Albin Johnson in America in 1997, the group now boasts more than 5,000 active members in 40 countries. The 501st Legion China is formed by Song Yi-Fan and Zhang Fan (with their serial numbers TK2988 and TK9866 respectively) in 2008.

粗粮饮食(cū liáng yǐn shí)
macrobiotic diet

A macrobiotic diet is a dietary regimen similar to a vegetarian one. People who follow this diet eat grains as a staple food and avoid animal and dairy products. They also eat fermented products like tofu and vegetables. It was introduced from Japan and can help the human body dispose of internal bad elements and heal chronic diseases, and it now has become very popular in China.

奈特尔家庭(nài tè ěr jiā tíng)
Nettel family

Nettel (Not Enough Time To Enjoy Life) family is a term commonly seen in China that originated in Australia. It refers to families who strive for accumulated wealth at the expense of a balanced and relaxing life with family members against the backdro of soaring living costs, high work pressure and deteriorating economic conditions. The number of Nettel families is on the rise.

职场木乃伊(zhí chǎng mù nǎi yī)
professional Zombie

It refers to employees who used to be entrepreneurial, passionate and creative but now are spiritless and numb with incompetent managers or dreary routine jobs.

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