Updated: Apr 8, 2020
Today, I summarized some useful&up-to-date Chinese phrases&words for you,
Just use it when you chat with your Chinese friends, 'cause it makes you a full Chinese guy~
Let's break down the cultureal barrier,
① 戏精xì jīng (n. adj.)
It literally means someone who is good at acting, someone is a drama genius, it doesn't mean the person is actually good at performace or a real actor, it's not a praise, in contrast, the word indicates someone who acts like a drama queen, and always overdose or overreact towards something. But it isn't an entriely negative or ironic word, sometimes neutral, because there're still many enjoy being a 戏精. Simply because they'd like to be conspicuous, they're so narcissism.
加戏 jiā xì ( v.)
It's a relative word of 戏精, a verb, that means adding extra drama. The action of someone overdose or overreact towards something on purpose to grab people's attention, It's more negative than 戏精,
because 戏精 could be a joke between acquaintances, the expression of 加戏 is often used to convey a sense of blame or irony.
② 杠精 gàng jīng (n. adj.)
It means someone who is always intended to critize something. 杠 means dispute something with somebody, 精 means genius. Such as antis or someone who is accustomed to impose strict requirements on the others. Yes, they always try to find some excuses to dispute some problems.
③硬核 yìng hé (adj.)
It literally means hard-core, maybe similar with English, but still a little bit different.
Today, we don't say "Apple Inc. is a very strong company", we don't say the word of "strong" or "unbeatable", instead, we use 硬核 in China at the most of times.
It's still a positive meaning word by now.
OK, lesson 1 is over now,
Let's talk in next time!