Literally translated as “green bell pepper,” this term is similar to “青教” (qīngjiào) in pronunciation, which is short for “青年教师” (qīngnián jiàoshī: young teacher). Therefore, it’s used as a nickname for young college teachers.
Nǐ zhōumò qù’nǎr wán le？Hǎoxiàng hěn lèi de yàngzi。
Where did you travel over the weekend? You look exhausted.
Wǒ qù chéngdū le，cānjiā yīgè biǎomèi de hūnlǐ。Tā tán le jǐcì liàn’ài，zuìhòu jià le yīgè qīngjiāo。
I went to Chengdu to attend my cousin’s wedding. She dated a few guys and in the end married a young college teacher.