Catch Phrase | 小狼狗(xiǎolánggǒu)

Writer: Debra Li  | Editor: Stephanie Yang  | From:  | Updated: 2019-11-19


Literally translated as “little wolf dog,” this term refers to handsome young guys who are confident, strong and determined about winning the heart of those they love, usually a woman years older than themselves. First used by fans to describe their idols, this term was given as a nickname to Japanese actor Ryo Ryusei, whose 2016 TV series “Kenja No Ai” (“The Saint’s Love”) won him a high popularity among Chinese women.


A: 你姐姐最近心情很好的样子。

Nǐ jiějie zuìjìn xīnqíng hěn hǎo de yàngzi。

Your elder sister seems to be on cloud nine recently.

B: 因为有个“小狼狗”在追求她。

Yīnwèi yǒu ge “xiǎolánggǒu”zài zhuīqiú tā。

That’s because a handsome masculine guy years her junior is pursuing her.