The transliteration from the English word “respect,” this term first caught on among Chinese rappers but then became known among Chinese netizens, especially fans of showbiz idols. People use the term in conversations to mean “Someone is awesome; I totally admire them.”
Wǒ yīniánjí de shíhòu yǐjīng huì liǎngqiān gè yīngyǔ dāncí le。
I already learned 2,000 English words as a first-grader.
Xuébà lìhài le，wǒ zhīnéng shuō ruìsībài！
You are a top student, and all I can say is that I totally admire you.