Some would bring in cheaper crabs raised in other places and let them live in the Yangcheng Lake for a few days or a few weeks. They then sell the “bathed crabs” as genuine Yangcheng Lake products for higher prices.
Literally translated as “self media,” this term refers to the concept of “we media” raised by Chris Willis and Shayne Bowman in their seminal report “We Media: How Audiences are Shaping the Future of News and Information.”
“私” means “private,” and “了” is short for “了结” which means to “solve.” Parties sometimes tend to settle disputes among themselves without going to the court or authorities to save trouble or to avoid bad publicity. This way of solving disputes is called “私了.”
This is the literal translation of the English term “password fatigue,” referring to the feeling experienced by many people who are required to remember an excessive number of passwords as part of their daily routine, such as to log on to a computer at work, undo a bicycle lock or conduct banking from an ATM.
Literally meaning "drifting by," this term is often used at online forums to mean "not interested" or "not my business." It is similar to another earlier term "打酱油" (literally, out to buy some soy sauce).
Literally this term means to “raise cattle,” but if your friend who has never had any farming experience talks about “养牛,” you know it’s not really about cattle. The “cattle” they refer to is in fact “jeans,” whose Chinese translation is “牛仔裤” (literally, cowboy pants).
"蓝" means "blue," "瘦" means "thin," and "香菇" refers to a kind of mushroom. This phrase, which makes no sense at the first glance, became an Internet meme in China these two days after a video clip featuring a young man from Southwestern Guangxi went viral.
“吃” means to “eat,” and “藕” refers to “lotus roots,” a popular vegetable in China. How this phrase came into use is totally irrelevant to its literal meaning. First used by Chinese online gamers, it means “ugly.”
The word literally translates as a soft rib. As the side of the costal cartilage in a person is vulnerable to attacks, Chinese people use the term to represent the most vulnerable spot of a person or thing.