Chinese Buzzwords

With English Explanations (Second Edition)

Chinese Buzzwords

Foreword by: Peter Zhang / Illustrated by: Zhang Lelu
This hilarious and whimsical Chinese langauge book shows all the slang words that have entered the Chinese lexicon in the last few years. This compendium of hip, contemporary buzz words will amuse and delight those who want to know what people are talking about in China now.

The book arose from a weekly column in the Shanghai Daily newspaper that introduced new Chinese words an slang. This compilation contains all the terms and phrases published in the "Buzzwords" column for the past four years.

Each term is presented first in Chinese and then in pinyin. Then it's followed by its English translation and a short paragraph to explain its basic meaning and usage.
  • Shanghai Press, Better Link Press | 
  • 376 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781602204065 | 
  • September 2010