“逆风” means “against the wind,” and “翻盘” means “to turn the tide and gain an upper hand, especially in a competition.” Chinese netizens use this term to describe scenarios where an underdog becomes the winner. The saying, used as a slogan for the reality competition show “Produce 101,” became widely known after the show came out as a hit in 2018.
Nǐ hái jìdé wǒmen xiǎoxué tóngxué dāngzhōng yǒu ge chūzhōng bìyè qù guǎngdōng dǎgōng de nǚshēng ma？
Do you remember our primary school classmate who went to work as a factory girl in Guangdong after she graduated from junior high school?
Yes, I do.
Tā tōngguò zìjǐ de nǔlì kāi le gōngchǎng，xiànzài shì yījiā shàngshì gōngsī de lǎobǎn le。
She opened a factory and after years of hard work, she is now the owner of a listed company.
Zhè zhēnshì nìfēng fānpán de rénshēng a。
Wow, she turned the tide and became a winner in life.