Catch Phrase | 把天聊死(bǎtiānliáosǐ)

Writer: Debra Li  |  Editor: Stephanie Yang  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2021-07-06


“聊天” means “to chat,” and “把天聊死” literally means “to kill off a conversation.” Chinese netizens coined the term to refer to the scenario where a person is so blunt and insensitive in a conversation that the other person finds their talk awkward and is unable to continue the conversation. Those who tend to “kill off a conversation” are often low in emotional intelligence (EQ).


A: 我长得帅,赚钱也不少,为什么找不到女朋友?

Wǒ zhǎngdeshuài,zhuànqián yě bùshǎo,wèishénme zhǎobúdào nǚpéngyou?

I am pretty good-looking and earn a handsome salary. Why can’t I find a girlfriend?

B: 因为你总是把天聊死。

Yīnwèi nǐ zǒngshì bǎtiānliáosǐ。

Because you are good at killing off a conversation.