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Top 10 buzz words of 2016
2016/12/16

 On Dec. 14, Chinese magazine Yaowenjiaozi published the top 10 buzz words of 2016:
1. "Gongjice" (supply-side)
As a major innovation in leading and adapting to the new normal of China's economic development, supply-side structural reform was put forward at the 11th session of the Central Leading Group on Financial and Economic Affairs in November 2015, and has been frequently mentioned since then.
2. "Gongjiangjingshen" (craftsman's spirit)
The original meaning refers to a craftsman's pursuit of perfection in his or her craft. However, the term became popular across all walks of life since it was mentioned in the 2016 Report on the Work of the Government.
3. "Xiaomubiao" (small target)
Wang Jianlin, the chairman of Wanda, said in an interview, "It is the right direction if you want to be the richest man in the world, but you had better set a small target, for example, earning 100 million first." Wang's "small target" was mocked, as it demonstrated Wang's distance from most people's everyday reality.
4. "Honghuangzhili" (prehistoric powers)
The term "prehistoric powers" emerged after Chinese Olympic swimmer Fu Yuanhui reacted endearingly to her personal best performance in the Rio 2016 women's backstroke semi-final. "I've been utilizing prehistoric powers!" she told a CCTV reporter.
5. "Chiguaqunzhong" (onlookers)
This term refers to those who watch an event take place but do not take part in it. It is commonly used to describe the attitude of netizens toward things that have nothing to do with them.
6. "Youyidexiaochuan" (Friend ship sinks)
A painter posted a cartoon on social media in which two penguins sit on a boat. If one gets thinner, the "friend ship" sinks. So which ship doesn't sink? "Friendship."
7. "Geyoutang" (Ge You-esque reclining)
Chinese actor Ge You played a role in a TV series in which he frequently lay on a couch, skinny and disheveled, feeling melancholy and worthless. This phrase expresses people's desire to reduce pressure and anxiety in their lives.
8. "Taolu" (games/traps/tricks)
In Chinese, "taolu" means a complete set of movements, techniques or methods. However, now it usually refers to crafty tricks or traps. For example:
"Don't believe his words. You will fall into his trap."
"The longest road I've taken is the tricky way you set me up."
9."Lanshou, xianggu"(feel awful, want to cry)
A young man in Nanning, Guangxi recorded a video after a disappointing love affair. He said in the video that he felt awful and wanted to cry, but his strong Guangxi accent made it sound like he was saying "blue mushroom."
10."Yiyanbuhe" (Whenever you disagree with each other... the slightest disagreement leads to...)
This phrase is used to describe someone being capricious. For example:
"Whenever you disagree with each other, you take selfies."
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