In 2011, there was a Chinese TV show by the name of “Kung Fu Masters Fighting Against Japanese Invasion” (《抗日奇侠》), in which a scene appalled audiences where a kung fu master literally ripped a Japanese soldier by hand. Since then, the term “rip apart” has been popular among young people, always taking the figurative meaning of “harshly criticizing or arguing with someone.”
“爆” is short for “火爆,” which means “smoking hot,” and “场” refers to a “venue.” More often than not, promotions that offer big discounts for well-established brands at shopping malls may attract a huge crowd that raises the roof. The term also refers to shows, lectures or other events attended by a huge crowd.
"闪" means "flash," and "约" means "date, appointment." As Chinese use the character "闪" in the sense of "quick and speedy," as in "闪婚" (quick marriage) or "快闪" (flash mob), this term actually means "speed dating," a matchmaking and dating system whose purpose is to encourage people to meet a large number of new people.
Literally meaning “a small target,” this term became an Intermet meme on the mainland these two days after Wang Jianlin, founder and chairman of Dalian Wanda Group, used it to define a fortune of “100 million yuan” during a talk show program Friday.
Literally meaning “a place of quality,” this term refers to some restaurants, bars or KTVs where sexy women lure men into unreasonably expensive services, such as a small glass of ordinary wine for a hefty price.
While in Chinese, people use the metaphor of rising sun for youth, the image of setting sun is associated with old age. Therefore, a romance involving two seniors is often called “黄昏恋,” which literally means “love at dusk.”
Chinese netizens have used the term metaphorically to refer to individuals, especially show biz insiders, who hook up with desirable members of the opposite sex one after another, as if they were trying to collect precious stamps.
Translated from the the English word "wingman," this term literally refers to a pilot in a plane that flies just outside and behind the right wing of the leading aircraft in a flight formation, in order to provide protective support.