Catch Phrase | 含腾量 (hánténgliàng)

Writer: Cao Zhen  |  Editor: Zhang Chanwen  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2022-08-02


“含” means to “contain, include,” “腾” is short for “沈腾” (shěnténg), the most popular comedy actor in China today, and “量” means “amount.” Shen, born 1979 and best known for such box-office hits as “Goodbye Mr. Loser” and “Hello Mr. Billionaire,” is thought of as a guarantee for a box-office success for production companies and a fun viewing experience for audiences. Therefore, many movies have signed for his cameo appearances and featured him in posters and trailers to lure audiences into cinemas, who often would feel deceived after finding that Shen appeared for just a very short time. The term, which literally translates as “the amount of Shen Teng,” is used to refer to Shen Teng’s actual appearance time in a movie, often quantified as a percentage.


A: 最近有什么电影好看吗?

Zuìjìn yǒu shénme diànyǐng hǎokàn ma?

Do you have any fun movies to recommend now?

B: 推荐《独行月球》,含腾量很高。

Tuījiàn 《dúxíng yuèqiú 》,

hánténgliàng hěn gāo。

I’d recommend “Moon Man,” in which Shen Teng contributes to many hilarious scenes.