Catch Phrase | 四次元人类 (shì sìcìyuán rénlèi)

Writer: Li Dan  |  Editor: Zhang Chanwen  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2023-03-30


“四次元” means “four-dimensional,” and “人类” means “humans.” In the Chinese language, we use “two-dimensional” to refer to the world of games and animation, and “three-dimensional” to refer to real world. The concept of “four dimensions” is often related with the four-dimensional space-time continuum, which often appears in sci-fi movies or fiction and enables people to travel back or forward in time. Chinese netizens use “four-dimensional human being” jokingly to refer to those people who think out of the box all the time and come to conclusions different from normal logical thinking.


A: 为什么你妹妹生病了还很高兴?

Wèishénme nǐ mèimèi shēngbìng le hái hěn gāoxìng?

Why is your younger sister happy that she got sick?

B: 因为她是四次元人类,她觉得生病能让自己的免疫力升级。

Yīnwèi tā shì sìcìyuán rénlèi,tā juédé shēngbìng néng ràng zìjǐ de miǎnyìlì shēngjí。

Because she thinks differently from most of us. She thinks that an infection will upgrade her immunity.